Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Has basketball bottomed out?
To show you how long it has been since the basketball team struggled so much, chew on these facts:
-- BC hasn't lost six consecutive games since 2000
-- BC hasn't had a losing conference record since 2000
-- The fewest wins since 2000 was 19 in 2003. BC would have to run the table on the remaining regular season games just to match that total.
BC now stands 12-10 (3-6 in the ACC). There are seven regular season games and at least one ACC Tournament game remaining. BC could conceivably losses all eight. I don't think they will. I also think this last stretch of games on the schedule will be different. Take a look at who we play.
-- N.C. State
-- at Florida St
-- at Virginia Tech
-- North Carolina
-- at Miami
-- Georgia Tech
Outside of UNC, all those teams are a lot like BC -- flawed and capable of an off night. If we play like we did against Duke, all those games are winnable. If the team can go 4-3 down the stretch, we will get invited to the NIT. Anything less and we are probably looking at no postseason. The postseason isn't my biggest concern either. If this team cannot improve over the next three weeks then we seriously need to adjust our expectations for next season and this group of freshmen.