Team pulls through in the end to beat Georgia Tech
I said the team needed two wins in their final three games. Beating Georgia Tech 54-50 was the first step. The win -- and how it happened -- should be an important step as he team matures. They built a big lead and watched it slip away. Yet in the final minute they did enough to win. These are my thoughts. Be sure to leave yours below.
-- Lots of minutes for the best players. Because it was Senior Night, we didn't roll out our usual lineup. As expected Donahue put the regulars in quickly. Anderson, Humphrey, Jackson, and Daniels all played 35+ minutes.
-- Hitting their 3s. Some of this is luck, but the success of the three-point attempts really won the game. There were some clutch shots from Cahill and Daniels too.
-- Humphrey's first halounf. He still has his reckless stretches, but Humphrey does provide a spark. His play in the first half helped establish the cushion BC milked the remainder of the game.
-- Cahill driving to the basket in the final minute. I don't mind him being out there. But how did we come out of a timeout with that as an option? With the game on the line we put it in the hand of our least skilled guy at driving to the hoop. Donahue's a good game manager, but that was a mistake.
-- Rebounding issues. Sometimes we can't even pull down a rebound when the ball bounces right towards us. We desperately need an impact rebounder.
-- Perimeter defense. Georgia Tech missed plenty of 3s but not because of what we did. We doubled the post and game them too many open looks.