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Monday, November 12, 2007

Terriers take out St. Boner-Adventure

BU passed its first test since the injury to Tyler Morris, when it beat St. Bonaventure by 11 last Friday. Yes, I was ready to throw in the towel on the season after Tyler went down, but thanks to some help from a grief counselor and this win, I'm willing to admit that this group might have some fight in them.

After spending the first 10 minutes in a deficit thanks to some hot shooting by SBU, the Terriers took control and never had much trouble after that. This was a team effort, but the win had a lot to do with 3 guys:

Corey Lowe
You obviously can't look beyond his 28 points. He was cold to start the game, but Wolff apparently told him to keep shooting until he warmed up. Then he was unstoppable. And we NEEEEEEED him to keep doing that while Tyler is out. Fair or not, Corey needs to pick up most of the slack.

John Holland
"Who?" you're asking? Johnny Holland, baby - the next high-flying Terrier. Considering that I expected about zero from him coming in (probably because I knew nothing about him), his 12 points off the bench were HUGE. It wasn't so much his two 3-pointers, but his thunderous dunks that brought The Roof to its feet.

The next Tunji Awojobi? Hard to say... But he has been continuously compared to the emerging Vermont sophomore superstar, Marqus Blakely - who contributed this gem to the canon of college basketball dunks:



Matt Wolff
He's known for his sharp shooting, but it was his hounding defense and able passing that won him plaudits against the Bonnies. Five steals and seven assists ain't nothin to sneeze at.

Yeah, opposing fans are going to give Matt shit for being coach's son... but I'm sure being the coach's son is what made him so good on the fundamentals.

Matt has gotten big over the last 2 years. Now he's 6'6" and 215. And I bet he puts in more than 2 points next time he plays. He's going to be a big part of the puzzle this year.



So, good win on Friday - first time in 6 years to open the season with a win.

1 Comments:

At 8:00 PM, Blogger Drake Tungsten said...

Not enough use of the Boner references in this recap. I'm disappointed. Not even a "Terriers give Bona fans a Cold Shower" headline? Come on now! If Binghamton pulls through tonight, I actually might use that one myself.

btw, thanks High Roller for commenting on the America Least blog. I linked you guys up on the blogroll, be sure to comment on whatever and spread the word. I like getting readers.

Drake

 

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