Thursday, November 22, 2007

Boxscore breakdown: Rhode Island

Another game, another solid win. Things weren't easy as the team was down at half and their shots weren't dropping. I didn't see the game, so those of you who did can leave your thoughts in the comments section. Here is what I liked from reading the boxscore.

Good Things
-- Sanders making big shots. 4 from 7 from the 3-point line including a big shot that iced the game late.
-- Raji's rebounding. He didn't play that much but grabbed the loose balls when he was on the floor. As you can see from the boxscores, our big men are not great rebounders. Raji will need to fill that void.
-- Drawing fouls. We continue to get to the line more than our opponents. Good sign.

-- Zero points from Blair and Oates. I don't think we should be drawing plays for them but the offense we run and their positions should stumble into at least a few baskets.
-- Another cold day from Roche. His baskets better start falling or his minutes might disappear.
-- Spears foul shooting. He is going to get to the line a lot this year. He needs convert.


Matthew said...

I have been encouraged by the team thus far, but how far can we get with no big men??

Southern didn't even see the floor yesterday, not sure why. Oates and Blair played 49 minutes, and attempted 0 shots and 0 foul shots. They had 5 REBOUNDS!, 5 turnovers and 5 fouls. FIVE REBOUNDS?? I mean, anyone can get 3 boards a game with balls that accidently fall to them (see rice).

This was the first game I missed so far, but this looks unacceptable on paper. How will we beat better teams with big men who cannot score, rebound or pass consistently?

Eagle in Brighton said...

Some love for Rakim Sanders and the BC hoops squad from Andy Glockner over at the WWL:

Jon said...

Just one point of disagreement: Everytime I see the box score and see that John Oates hasn't shot a three point field goal I thank my lucky stars.

We should all be happy that Al has somehow gotten through to him.