Not only did BC do what it had to do today in beating Wake Forest, but it did so in a style that has me thinking big. If they play with the same intensity and continue the recent improved defense, we can make a run this week and next. Here are my thoughts. Leave yours below.
-- Playing man defense for 40 minutes. Wake is terrible, but they do have some pieces and some size. Yet we were able to play them in man defense nearly the entire game. Trapani didn't have trouble with their bigs. We rebounded well and Wake didn't drive or post up on Cahill.
-- Reggie distributing. Jackson did a good job of getting others involved and making smart passes. It is just another aspect of his improving game.
-- Corey Raji's big day. He was great in transition. He was great in defense. He made some big shots. Once again, if he and a few others peak at the right time, good things can happen.
-- Losing men on defense early in the game. We gave Wake some wide open looks early and they converted. Fortunately we clamped down and made some stops.
Let's hope this loss crushed Wake and we are supremely focused since we get to do this all again next week in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.