Saturday, March 08, 2008

Almost over

I should just repost one of the quick recaps from the past six weeks since it was more of the same today. Decent first half followed by a second half where things got away from them.

I hoped for big days from Oates and Blair. We just got average days from them and it wasn't enough. There was encouraging play from the young guys. Raji and Southern now seem to get "it" on the offensive end. They should both thrive within the offense next year -- with or without Rice. Sanders was hot and did a better job handling the ball. Rice seems worn out.

The most intriguing aspect of the whole day was Roche's 1 minute and Spears' DNP. With the new faces coming in, I wonder if one or both might explore transferring.

The ACC tourney may be Rice's last game(s) as an eagle. I hope he puts on a show and helps us forget this ugly stretch of basketball.


Matt said...

I think this reflects on Al a little too that we are in games in the first half and once other coaches make half time adjustments (and Al doesnt) they blow us away in the second half

Big Jack Krack said...

Hello Matt - I agree with you. While Al has a lot of very good qualities, his in-game coaching is quite suspect.

This year was expected, but allowing teams to go on 10 - 0, 15 - 0 and 18 - 0 runs time and time again is something about which we can all be alarmed.

Let's remember that old song, All - "Tighten Up".

Big Jack Krack said...

I meant Al as in Skinner - Tighten Up.