Basketball gets road win!
Virginia Tech is a terrible basketball team but BC played well in getting their first ACC road win since Donahue's first year. What is misleading about this game is that the team played really well but still nearly blew it. But step one in improving is beating bad teams. Then you try to steal a few from good teams. But this road win can be a step to our recovery.
-- Rahon and Hanlan penetrating. The two of them do it differently. Hanlan did it to push pace and get his own shot. Rahon picked his spots more and looked for an easy basket or open teammate. Regardless of who or how they drove, both styles gave us efficient plays.
-- Aggressive Defense. Once again, VT is not talented but that doesn't capture the good help, good defensive rebounding and clogging passing lanes.
-- Lonnie Jackson finally making 3s. He went 5 for 8 from downtown and had a few that killed VT runs.
-- Clifford's mobility. We are thin so we need him and he's playing hard, but man he is having trouble on D. If he gets out of the paint, his legs are so bad right now that he cannot get back into the paint if someone drives.
-- Terrible Free Throw shooting again. This number is misleading because Jackson made some key FTs in the final minutes. Against a better team it would have cost us.
-- Heckmann's dumb fouls. It seems like every game he does something that hurts the team. Tonight he made multiple dumb fouls. It forced us out of small ball.