BC kept it close with UConn and had a chance to win it late, but couldn't get a 3-pointer off. The close loss doesn't have me feeling any better about the team.
Donahue juggled his minutes and lineups all night and it seemed kind of desperate. I think he is trying to find anything or anyone that sticks. But regardless of who was out there the same issues reoccurred. Poor 3-point shooting, a sluggish start from Hanlan, turnovers, terrible defense, and long stretches of stagnant offense.
The offensive malaise is what surprises me the most. These guys have all played a ton together, yet at times it feels like they don't know where to go with the ball. How is it that the late-arriving Swedish freshman seems to be the only one looking for back door cuts? People hated the Flex, but the beauty of it was that once a guy had been in the system a while, he knew when to look for passes. This should be old hat for all of them now. But then how can you expect things to feel that way when a mainstay like Rahon is now riding the bench? Caudill and Rubin were afterthoughts last year. Now both are getting time. I don't even know where their learning curve should be. It is all so frustrating.
Suddenly Friday's consolation game is a must win. If BC hopes to breathe any life into the season, they have to get over .500 in non-conference games. But this team lacks urgency so I don't know what to expect.