Another ugly road loss
Is it too late to ask the ACC to move its 2013 basketball tournament out of the state of North Carolina? Tobacco Road has not been kind to our fledgling Eagles as NC State trounced us 82-64 Tuesday night. NC State is a talented team, but they are underachievers and there was no reason the score had to be so lopsided. Once again we dug ourselves in a hole early and never really climbed out. Even our comeback in the first half was undone by letting NC State make a buzzer-beating 3. Other thoughts:
-- Shooting 3s when down in the first half. Odio missed some and so did Rahon, but the intent is good.
-- Hanlan creating his own shot. If our offense is stagnant at any time, Donahue needs to give him the green light to penetrate. He's the only guy we have who can create his own shot.
-- Clifford finishing. He's not back, but at least he got off the ground to throw a few down.
-- Tentative offense. Just like Duke, NC State played very tight man early. What did BC do? Pass around the perimeter over and over. There is not enough motion in our motion offense at times. Someone needs to be aggressive!
-- Odio coming back down to Earth. The loss wasn't his fault by any means, but it did confirm that Odio is not Superman. He is going to have off nights. Tonight he was sloppy with the basketball and couldn't convert on his open looks.
-- Van Nest's decision making. I tweeted that he and Heckmann share the same basketball brain. Half hearted shots and passes that leave you wondering if he is playing in a fog or pressing or what?
-- Anderson's frustration. He got T'd up and didn't get involved in the offense until the second half. He is our best player and is often asked to do it all down low, bu the needs to keep his poise. And he needs to be an offensive factor even when he is not getting the ball in the post (rebounds, pick and rolls, etc.).