Saturday, January 18, 2014

Not enough in North Carolina

I am sensing a pattern in our ACC games. BC keeps it relatively close but makes too many mistakes and the favored team pulls away. That's what happened in Saturday's loss to UNC. The big issue this game was BC's carelessness with the ball. Turnover after turnover killed momentum and possessions. BC's failure at the foul line didn't help. The game was so frustrating that Donahue threw a tantrum late after a questionable foul call and didn't get the Technical. Only after continuing his rant did he finally get the "T."

The were some encouraging signs. Once again, we made a good bit of "3s" and kept it close. Hanlan drew a lot of fouls driving to the basket. The spacing was better than it has been for much of the season and we leveraged the success from outside for some good cuts and drives.

As the losses pile up, I will keep looking for silver linings. Even if Donahue isn't coaching this team next year, most of the roster will be back. I want to see improvement and effort...and hope.

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11 Comments:

At 2:48 PM, Blogger JBQ said...

I think that you can count on a change being made.

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Don't count on "most of the team coming back". there may be wholesale transfers.

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Lenny Sienko said...

I wonder what "system" would work with the current group of players?

There is no post presence...nor is anyone on his way.

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger Napolean Bonaparte said...

You know things have hit bottom when you start throwing the word "hope" around! The only "hope" we should have is the hope that we hire Ben Howland and finally give our student body a program of which they can feel proud.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger Hoib said...

Groundhog Day

 
At 7:54 AM, Blogger Ry said...

I doubt there will be wholesale transfers. The large junior class will not likely go somewhere, sit a year, only to use their fourth year of eligibility. They'll stay and get their diplomas.

 
At 9:41 AM, Blogger Hoib said...

Who would want them?

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

it still amazes me that we let both Heslip and Jordan Daniels leave. this system so desperately needs good guard play and we really don't have the pieces. we also couldn't close Jon Severe out of NYC, who as a freshman at fordham is averaging over 20 ppg.

the inability to figure out who the right players are that fit is the biggest letdown of the Donahue era. can't wait for a new coach and new players. if there are wholesale transfers, so be it, it will only expedite the total rebuild needed to cleanse 4 years of Ivy League amateur hour

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Bravesbill said...

Wouldn't all the players basically be released from their scholarship at that point Ry? Meaning they wouldn't have to sit a year?

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger FakeShalomTfree said...

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At 8:48 PM, Blogger FakeShalomTfree said...

Say what you want about BC's willingness to pay for coaches, but the fact remains that we could have had Ed Cooley, who has Providence headed in a complete opposite direction as BC, yet the great GDF opted for Steve Donahue and his "exciting brand of basketball"

Wake me up when this season is over...or when the first coaching candidates blog is published

 

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