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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Beatdown on Bearcats

What a game.

That was all I could think for about an hour and a half after we completed a 79-53 shellacking of SUNY Binghamton on Tuesday night. Everything seemed to click. And I mean everything. A line-up that was without Carlos Strong still managed to put on one of our best offensive, and defensive, games of the year.

John Holland is improving with every game, as the reigning Rookie of the Week scored 25 points, adding 4 rebounds and 4 steals. When Scott Brittain got his 4th foul at the start of the second half, Max Gotzler stepped up in a huge way, netting 13 and grabbing 6 rebounds. Vlad ate up some serious minutes too.

Corey got himself 13 points, and I think he's really starting to appreciate that he doesn't have to carry so much of the workload, at least in the last few games. And Matt Wolff wasn't to shabby either. He's been quiet all year, but he continues to give us over 30 minutes nearly every game, and today he score 12 points as well. I haven't heard it yet, but I'll say it's pretty great to finally have him healthy again.

This was a win we needed. It shows that we can take on some of the better teams in our league. The guys on The Zone said it pretty well before the game: BU was 5-0 against teams below them in the conference, and 0-5 against teams above them in the conference. Let's ride this momentum into Thursday's game against a Vermont team that looked pretty sloppy against Albany on Monday.

And I don't like taking joy in the misery of other teams, but I'll make an exception since it's SUNY Binghamton, and one of their fans left this one our blog after they beat us earlier in the year:

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

Well as it turned out, we kicked their ass for our fourth straight win, not to mention their fourth straight loss, and slipped past them in the standings to fifth place, with a record of 6-5, our first time over .500 in conference this year.

I also discovered on BU's recap that this is our longest winning streak since the 04-05 season, which just blows my mind.


At 1:47 AM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

what can be said about that game? a couple words:

amazing/wow/fuck yea/fuck yes

that was THE BEST bu bball game i have ever been to.

and this entry just got me soooo pumped up. well get 2 more home wins, im sure of that - its just about beating the big 3 now - uvm/umbc/ua

At 11:02 AM, Blogger Tall-boy said...

Man I wish I was there - I can't wait to read your blog's first-person account

It sounded amazing on the radio - especially the Holland dunkeroo's


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