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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Marqus vs. Johnny: The Vermont Preview

I'm excited about tonight's game. The preseason #1 and #2 face off, and neither looks as good as they did back then. BU is missing some pieces and went through a rough patch, and Vermont somehow started out 0-2 with losses to Binghamton and Albany.

Truth be told, I thought Vermont was going to steamroll the entire league this year. They've got all the pieces in place to be really good. Then again, I thought BU had all the pieces too.

The Terrier-Catmounter matchups always seem to be tight and low-scoring (especially at The Greek). Read this Boston Examiner article for an example of the type of game that usually results. This time around, I hope to see a little less "low-scoring" and a little more "Lowe scoring."

The aforementioned article mentions that The Greek has plagued UVM in previous visits. Indeed, Vermont is the only regular season opponent we've actually beaten there. Much has been said about the Agganis Curse... but this is our 4th game this year in the building, the same number as in the Roof. Time to find a new excuse.

The main attraction for tonight's game comes down to this:


Marqus Blakely and John Holland, while not the same player, have a lot of similarities. John broke out toward the end of his freshman year, Marqus showed flashes at the end of his freshman year then broke out bigtime his sophomore year. Both can thrown down unbelievable highlight reel dunks. Both are averaging 15 points per game, just behind the their point guard for the team lead. Both were recognized for their defense last year on the AE All-Defensive Team.

That said, John has a great jump shot and Marqus does not. Marqus is unstoppable in the paint and John is not. They probably won't be guarding each other at all tonight, as BU has gone almost exclusively to the zone, thanks to the recent injuries and a short bench. But just having both these performers on the floor turns the potential for amazing plays up to 11.

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

That second half sucked. Matt is a turnover machine who has no business playing more than 10 minutes a game.

At 11:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You deserve credit if you can still have any enthusiasm or excitement for a game coached by Dennis Wolff, who proves each game, and the past five years, that he can't coach a team with his own son it.
Coach Wolff needs to graduate with Matt this spring, and open the job for a coach that can bring some fun and enthusiasm to a program that stagnates despite some pretty good players and would potentially be very good if other players didn't leave/get run off so young Wolffy could play.

At 4:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are playing 5 on 4. Every game. How do you play so many minutes and be so unproductive. I feel badly for Matt that his coach does not have the wisdom to play him the 10 to 12 minutes a game that he deserves. He took no shots in a 34 min span. Jake is a freshman and will be a great player but he also needs a break from the pressure. His shot continues to suffer. Vermont fans complain about Lanigan. He looks like a Hall of Famer compared to what we have. Tonight was sad.

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt Wolff's line -- 38 minutes played, 0 shots attempted, 5 turnovers. WTF???
It is getting hard to tell which is worse, Young Wolff's play or Papa Wolff's poor coaching and sorry demeanor.
Dennis Wolff has taken to new heights the parents who play their own kids no matter what from youth leagues. Those coaches stink, and so does Dennis.

At 2:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BU needs change ASAP

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Mike Lynch go to the basketball games? Does he have any idea how much Dennis Wolff has demoralized what potentially could be a so much better basketball program?
How does Wolff keep his job?
BU can be picked to win America East, finish 9-7 in the league and 14-18 overall - AND THAT IS SOMEHOW GOOD ENOUGH? Year after year?
BU basketball has a big problem, and it is a problem within. Time for Lynch to open his eyes, recognize and acknowledge what is wrong and correct it.

At 1:07 AM, Blogger the High Roller said...

where did you find those hilarious pictures?


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