Sunday, March 09, 2014

Basketball and Women's Hockey lose

Since we were traveling, I didn't see a minute of the loss to NC State. So my analysis doesn't mean much for the actual game itself. But the game should put to rest any notion that the out of conference schedule or Dennis Clifford are the reason for BC's terrible record. With the loss, BC finished 4-14 in the ACC. That's good for a 14 seed in this week's ACC Tournament. There's no spinning that. If the team's spirit was crushed by the early losses, than their inability to regroup is also Donahue's fault. We knew what the ACC schedule entailed and we finished 14 out of 15 teams. That's inexcusable. 

Hanlon and Anderson remained the most consistent bright spots. I still believe that they are enough to build a winning season around next year. I hope the new coach agrees.

Despite our defensive ineptitude and lack of size, I don't want to diminish T.J. Warren's day. 42 points is impressive regardless of the opponent.

Basketball wasn't the only team with a forgettable Sunday. The Women's Hockey team lost the Hockey East Final to BU. Fortunately they are still heading for the NCAA postseason. 

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9 Comments:

At 7:35 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Good Bye

 
At 7:36 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Wonmen's lacrosse swept their West Coast road trip by defeating USC and San Diego State.

 
At 9:32 AM, Blogger Napolean Bonaparte said...

Women's hockey always seems to choke in big games. And women's basketball wishes it had a big game.

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger tpsreports said...

There was one sequence late in the game where Caudill got a rebound, TJ Warren just took it from him, Caudill turned and RAN AWAY while Warren made the uncontested 3 footer...

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Lenny Sienko said...

Caudill expected to hear a whistle for a foul. It was not going to happen. Our players do a lot of that; i.e., waiting for whistles for fouls which don't get called. With our record, BC is not going to get the benefit of the doubt on such calls, especially not anywhere in North Carolina.

To his credit, earlier in the game, Caudill had a outback for a basket and put forth effort on the boards despite being outmatched by at least one 7-footer.

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Lenny Sienko said...

"putback" sorry, thinking about lunch..

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger tpsreports said...

@Lenny--agreed and I really don't mean to call out Caudill (or any student-athlete)--I know he's playing hard but that one sequence seemed to sum up the year. I've never pined for a couple of bad attitudes in the program this much.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger WI_Eagle said...

@tpsreports -- agree on the program needing a couple of bad attitudes -- I like to call it swag -- this team has zero swag -- guys like Kenny Walls, Ryan Sidney, and Sean Marshall had swag. The next coach needs to bring in some swag.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger EL MIZ said...

SWAG wouldn't want to get whistled at. Donahue does not know Swag.

can't wait for the WHISTLER to be canned.

 

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