Thursday, February 17, 2005

3s lead to 21

As I predicted, Rutgers zoned BC and pressured Smith. Despite Smith getting frustrated, BC handled it well and defeated Rutgers 74-64. BC is now 21-1.

The game wasn’t televised so I was forced to follow online and what caught my attention was how aggressive we were from the 3-point line, going 8-18 from long distance. This is after going 9-22 from beyond the arc against Notre Dame. As Shalin pointed out this barrage comes after making just 64 treys in the previous 20 games. In fact as of Thursday, February 17, BC was last in Division I -- as in 330th -- in 3-point attempts, with 235. If teams continue to zone us, and Syracuse obviously will, the number of attempts should start to creep up. But it is good to know we can make them when we need to. At the end of the day, like Al says, we need good shots, regardless of where they are from.

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