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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Now it REALLY starts

It wasn't BU's finest non-conference effort. Here is a quick recap:

  • BU was predicted by everyone from ESPN to Tiger Beat to win the AE... and then promptly put up a 3-9 OOC record.
  • Tyler Morris missed all but three of the games, and even when he came back, he wasn't the Tyler we know and love. Stress injuries like his take a long time to rehab, so he continues to improve. But we need him if we hope to win the conference as predicted. As others have said, even Tyler at 75% helps BU more than hurts them.
  • Marques Johnson and John Holland develop into solid role players. Finally given playing time, Marques has run an efficient offense by limiting his turnovers. And Holland has shown an explosiveness of offense and could turn into a star over the next 2 years.
  • Corey Lowe missed two games on the Redneck Roadtrip through West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, fueling rumors of his impending exodus to UMass (where else??), then "works out his issues" and starts putting up 20 points per game. What a roller-coaster ride. I sure hope he's with us next year (or even until the end of this year!). No denying he is a great player.
  • Our top-recruit, Will Creekmore, leaves the team and intends to transfer to Missouri State or TCU or somesuch. I and many others have said that his attitude was to blame, and would have hurt us more than his playing abilities could have helped. Meanwhile, poor Scott Brittain toils alone in the paint, and it's hard not to think of how much better we would be if he had some help in there.

    This whirlwind has led to another round of Wolff detractors calling for his job. I still say no matter what, he still always gets the team ready for conference play. I say, let's see what happens this year. I am cautiously optimistic about this team's chances.

    And you know what? None of those results so far mean a thing. It all starts today in Binghamton.

    (P.S. thanks to the fine folks in Bing's athletic dept for their live streaming video)

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  • 7 Comments:

    At 4:48 PM, Blogger Teebag said...

    Oops. Looks like "What a Mess U.", a Division II school mascarading as a Division I program just handed the our beloved Wolff Hounds their jock straps. Time to flip flop your #2 and #8 predictions. Sorry, but something is systemically wrong here.

     
    At 7:14 PM, Anonymous BU1996 said...

    Wolff is a joke and must go.

    He's insane, micromanages his players, and plays favorites with his son.

     
    At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    LOL...a D2 school mascarading as a D1 program? Where do you come up with this?

    At least you have a good amount of time to wipe your tears before we kick your ass on your own turf.

     
    At 10:04 AM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

    I still think Binghamton sucks. What's the matter, did you guys forget to rush the court after your amazing victory yesterday?

     
    At 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    69-49.

     
    At 3:00 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

    2002.

     
    At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Long time ago!

     

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