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.