Man-Beast No Match for Team of Mortals
I believe I can safely say we kicked Hartford's ass on Sunday. Kenny Adeleke, who may or may not be balling with the pros in a year or two, got his usual 21 points and 18 rebounds, which moved him into first in the nation for rebounding. But our best offensive performance of the year was able to put the game away early.
I could only listen to the first 5 minutes of the game, but that was really all I needed. With 15 minutes left in the first half, we were leading 22-5 on the strength of 5-5 3-point shooting! The 84-point explosion accounted for our highest scoring output of the season, although it's hard to tell if that was a product of increased offensive efficiency on our part or horrible defense on Hartford's part. Either way, new career highs for Hassan and Geffen (including 4-4 from deep) are certainly encouraging and help take the load off of KG underneath.
A promising sign: after Tony Gaffney's surprise dunk in overtime against Vermont, he seems to be out of the doghouse at least somewhat. He contributed to the win with 14 minutes off the bench.
Finally, current BU medical redshirt Tyler Morris did the color commentary on the radio broadcast from West Hartford. No disrespect is meant to Billy Collins (who has certainly improved over the season) when I say I thought Tyler did a really solid job. Anybody know if he's planning a career in broadcasting? He knew exactly when to jump in with relevant tidbits, and it seems like a good way to keep him involved in the team while his leg heals. Morris has not seen a minute of action this year, but word around the AE boards is that he's a solid guard and will help take away the sting of losing Shaun Wynn next year.