Wake walks away with win
So much for avenging the earlier blowout. Wake wiped the floor with BC in the second half. Things looked promising, but when you get nothing from a banged up Sanders, Rice doesn't do much and the D stinks, you are unlikely to beat a good team like Wake in their building. Here are my thoughts. Leave yours in the comments.
-- 40 minutes from Raji. He didn't do anything spectacular, but was very efficient. Hopefully he is recovered from his groin issues.
-- Our big men in the first half. Up against one of the biggest and best frontlines in college basketball, Southern and Trapani looked very good in the first half. They scored off of easy and hard shots and also picked up some rebounds.
-- Paris running the point. Too bad it was only four 15 minutes. He looked good out there and should be earning more time.
-- Al's use of Sanders. Sanders was terrible but he never should have played 22 minutes. Al kept him out there long after it was established that Rakim was 1. hurting 2. couldn't handle Teague 3. having an off shooting night.
-- Rice's decision making. More stupid fouls. More wasted possessions dribbling around the perimeter. More bad decisions on when to penetrate. There is still plenty of time to write a great ending to his BC career, but I feel like we will be scratching our heads in April wondering "why wasn't Rice better this year?"
-- The transition D. Guys got back somewhat but then ruined any effort with dumb foul after dumb foul. If you are going to foul a guy during a 3 on 1 or 3 on 2, make sure the shooter doesn't convert his shot.
Now the Clemson and Duke game became that much more important. BC needs to bounce back quickly and get ready for Clemson's physical and relentless press.
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