Saturday, March 01, 2014
Opposite Day: Hoops wins, Hockey loses
Because it can never be easy as a BC fan, just when Basketball puts together a decent road win, Hockey sees Notre Dame snap their unbeaten streak in OT.
The win was nice but the basketball game still generated a lot of frustration. BC didn't shoot well. The pace was all over the place due to Wake fouling. Hanlan started hot but then couldn't buy a basket for long stretches. But the game was actually won with rebounding and defense. BC took advantage of plenty of Wake turnovers and didn't let the Deacons dominate the boards. The fact that BC can win that way makes so many of our previous losses that much more head scratching. We also used a lot of 2-3. Who knows why we haven't stuck with it more this season? But the zone, and using actual bigs at the 5 spot allowed Anderson to put together one of his most efficient games of the year. It is all too little, too late but I still want to see the team end the season on a high note. Let's hope the improved D continues against Florida State Tuesday.
Why does it always have to be Notre Dame? Remember when BC started off the 04-05 basketball season 20-0 only to have the Irish end the streak. Well Saturday afternoon the Irish handed BC their first loss in 92 days. Fortunately the Irish weren't able to end Johnny Gaudreau's scoring streak. While disappointing, the loss doesn't impact Hockey East seedings. BC will still be the No. 1 team and looking to take home another title. The Hockey team is now off until the start of The Hockey East Tournament March 14.