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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

OK, We Suck

I've been putting off saying this for as long as possible, because I've been hoping that it just wasn't true, but we suck.

I should have noticed this last weekend when I was excited that we squeezed out a win against Stony Brook.

Let's take a look at the evidence from tonight's loss to UMBC:

Exibit A - 5 points in the first 12 minutes. We have GOT to stop doing this. We put ourselves in a hole from the outset of almost every game. Someone's not preparing our team for the start of the game (**cough**Wolff**cough**).

Exibit B - We had a stretch of over 10 minutes without a bucket. I forget that this is a sign of suckiness because it seems to happen once a game. Oh, and the final 7 minutes of the game, too.

Exibit C - Aside from a ball that went out of bounds off the hand of a UMBC player, we had Zero offensive rebounds in the first half. ZERO! That's pathetic. That means that every time we had the ball on offense, it was one shot, usually a miss, and UMBC got the ball back.

Exibit D - 5 second chance points, 10 points in the paint. These two figures show that we have no inside presence. Big problem.

Exibit E - The play by play guy for 1590 The Zone said it pretty well after Scott Brittain fouled out with no points: with Corey still out and Carlos held to 5 points, our three leading scorers tallied 5 points tonight.

Exibit F - Um... 25 % shooting percentage? Are you fucking kidding me?

Exibit G - We just had our asses pounded at home to UMBC.

I don't want to think about basketball until the Vermont game. See you at the Greek at 9PM on Friday, folks.

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At 10:53 PM, Anonymous hot dog said...

I 100% agree. I was trying to not say this for as long as I could, but we could finish in the basement of the AEC. We suck.

Go women's basketball!

At 10:57 PM, Anonymous hot dog said...

And Corey is "day-to-day" - Coach Wolff.

He picked the wrong week to get injured.

At 11:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exhibit G isn't really fair. UMBC isn't a bad team.

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

UMBC isn't a bad team - but a school like BU should NOT be getting pounded by a school like UM-BC. BU has the resources, etc. - it is a joke.

At 12:08 PM, Anonymous BUtiful said...

This is the most painful year of BU basketball I can ever remember. Hurry back Corey.

At 3:49 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

I am over this game. UMBC is a good team.

At this point I don't really care about anything except for the last 5 or so games before the tournament.

Bring on Vermont.

At 6:12 PM, Blogger the High Roller said...

Back in the day, my day that is, UMBC at home was a slam dunk. Crazy how things change. But tall-boy is right. Let's focus on Vermont. If we beat them I'll feel much better.

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

Don't get your hopes too high...

Later this week I'll dust off the history books and bust out our stats on Shooting % in agganis - and you thought Tuesday's shooting was bad??

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Matt said...

i was actually suprised how unimpressive UMBC was- besides the fact that they barely missed a field goal. Hodges didn't seem unstoppable and im left even more confused as to why we cannot compete in this league. so fucking pathetic. the only exciting player to watch is john holland who drives to the hole, makes scoring opportunities that dont involve stepping behind the three point line and hussles like a motherfucker. he's the new carlos strong.

At 8:17 PM, Blogger the High Roller said...

Yeah John Holland deserves to start every game. Other than him, the only person who tries to drive to the hoop is "Odd" Sherrod Smith, who's played in only 4 or 5 games this year. I call him "Odd" because there's just something odd about him, and the old nickname I gave him, "The Rod", was just pretty gay.

At 8:58 PM, Anonymous hot dog said...

Playing in Agganis is like playing at a neutral site for BU.

We don't practice there, we don't play there other than like 2 games the entire year. Terrible building for basketball games IMO.

And John Holland should definitely get some consideration for AEC rookie of the year. He's something to look forward to in the future.

At 10:53 PM, Blogger the High Roller said...

It's got something to do with depth behind the basket I think. Or I read that somewhere, or I made it up. Anyway, they're used to shooting at a hoop with a white wall right behind it, and in Agganis they shoot at a hoop with seats about 100 feet back. It's a huge different. But at least it'll be tough for the Catamounts as well. Their arena is similar to the roof.


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