Prediction: While this seams like another likely stumbling block I still like our chances. Final score: 60-54.
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
While others will point to the UConn or UCLA game, I think the turning point of the season was BC’s 67-66 win over Villanova. Now, coming off an emotional win, the team’s face off again Wednesday in Philadelphia. Here is my take:
BC on Offense: Last time out, 'Nova focused on Smith and Dudley took advantage by scoring a career-high 36. This time I expect them to focus on both – maybe even shadow Dudley and challenge the rest of the team to beat them. Dudley and Smith will get their points. Can their teammates pick up the slack, if needed? BC on Defense: Instead of tanking after the tough BC loss, Villanova bounced back and comes into the game hot. I expect them to try to shoot us out of the building and push the tempo with their athletic guards. BC has done a good job with their man defense and the guys work well on switches. I think they stay with man to try to keep Nova’s guards from getting too many clean looks from outside.