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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Glad To Be Out of Orono

BU outlasted Maine today, 58-55. God, I hate games like that. I mean, I love 'em, but I hate 'em. And I hate playing at Maine. Even though we've won our last six games up there, they always seem like a team that is ripe to knock us down (like last year's AE tourney), and Orono is a long ways away (eight and a half ours this year, because of snow! Thank God for those skilled Crystal Bus drivers!).

Maine was in control for the first 35 minutes, but after their two big men got into foul trouble with around 5 minutes left, BU went on a 10-0 run to go from down by 9 to up by 1. The Terriers were able to hang on from there. KG and Hassan again came up big on offense, and Wynn came up huge on defense (especially in the second half). Coblyn (AKA Cobber AKA Coblyn the Goblin) made a huge block and steal with a minute left to preserve the lead. Some observations:
  • Love that we pulled out a close one. As the High Roller mentioned to me, our young players are going to have to learn to win these games.
  • We're getting a lot better taking care of the ball. As a team we were under 10 turnovers again, and Macon only had 3 to his 6 assists.
  • BU is in the midst of its first winning streak - 3 games and counting. We're going to need that momentum heading to yet another tough road contest at U ASS on Monday.

    We may be 3-5 overall this year, but we're 2-0 in the ones that count.


    At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Excellant win against the Black Bears in their little old gym. Hassan is on pace to pass the legendary Paul Seymour for 3's by a freshman. Terrier big men did a very good job keeping the Bears off of the offense glass. Big Ben hit his free throws when they counted - YEAH! One concern is that KG, Corey, Brian, and Shaun played too many minutes. This hurt us last year when Chaz and Rashad ran out of gas at the end of the season.

    Number One Fan


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