Saturday, January 23, 2016

More bad basketball

I hope a year from now, we can look back on this time as just an extended growing pain. That is my only hope as we keep watching this version of BC Basketball. Saturday was another ugly loss to Notre Dame

One of the things we heard during the Donahue days was that a healthy Dennis Clifford would have made a huge difference. Now that he's getting extended playing time, I think we know things wouldn't have been much different. Clifford had a rough day and got in foul trouble in the first half. 

In the second half no one on the team could buy a shot and their effort (and awareness) on Defense fell apart. Diallo followed Clifford into foul trouble.

I never thought we would go winless in ACC play. Now it feels like an inevitable conclusion to a terrible sports year. 

6 comments:

EL MIZ said...

ATL - how long is Christian's leash? not that Bates should be allowed to hire another coach, but i've gotta think the team needs to improve at least somewhat. after 6 ACC games the closest we have been is a 14-point loss to Miami. we can't even keep it in single digits, its really a joke.

OB68 said...

One more nail in the coffin that is BC athletics. With the exception of Soccer, Hockey and Sailing, BC athletic programs are a festering pimple on the ass of the NCAA. Thank you Gene D for begining the death spiral.

Hario said...

The BC basketball situation is as hopeless as one I have ever seen. I cant even lie to myself about being optimistic like I can for the football team.

chicagofire1871 said...

While one can argue over the ceiling and progress of the football team, BC men's basketball has been a dumpster fire for years and this is even more worrisome. While a football coach probably deserves 4-5 years to get things turned around, a basketball coach really can go from uncompetitive to competitive in one season. There are only 5 guys on the floor, so the right coach and the right recruits can very quickly make a program good. To be as bad as BC has for as long as we have, is an indictment of the University from the top down.

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TheFive said...

Jay Wright was interested in the job, and BC wouldn't pay what it took. Ultimately, the school has gotten what it was willing to pay for, which is a non-existent basketball program and wholesale fan apathy.