Virus-hit Boston College (3-13) fires coach Jim Christian

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has fired basketball coach Jim Christian with three weeks left in his seventh season. The team is 3-13 and has struggled to fill out a lineup as COVID-19 protocols chipped away at the roster. Assistant Scott Spinelli will serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season. The Eagles have just one win in 10 Atlantic Coast Conference games. Christian struggled to recruit top talent and supplemented his roster with graduate transfers who showed promise. But he couldn’t elevate the school from the also-rans of the ACC, and the Big East before it.