Harvard hands BC another loss
Yes, we lost to Harvard again. Skinner's losses to Harvard were part of the reason he is no longer our coach. When we lost to the Crimson in the past, fans said Al's laid back attitude left the team flat. Being flat wasn't the issue this season. Donahue had the guys pumped and ready to go. The problem was two fold. First, we were sloppy with the ball. Second our defense is still bad.
Turnovers. Our success this season has really been driven by our offense. We have been efficient scoring, shooting 3s and preventing turnovers. Tonight we didn't protect the ball. We had 14 turnovers and it cost us when we were trying to catch up. Since our D is suspect, we need our offense to be perfect. Tonight it wasn't.
Defense. I don't and didn't take Harvard lightly. Just a few days ago I tweeted that the Ivies' familiarity with Donahue makes any Ivy League team a tough game. But we would have beaten them with a better defensive effort. Based on the recaps, it seems like we allowed Harvard plenty of open looks. We didn't use our supposed athletic advantage to force a ton of turnovers or block a bunch of shots. I know Donahue has used a variety of defenses. Right now I think we need a primary scheme and need to stick with it.
Bubble time? This is not a good loss, but it is not terrible. Harvard is going to be decent. Plus you can't take away our good wins from our resume. A winning ACC record combined with our out of conference resume will be more than enough to get into the Big Dance.