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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Tourney Time: UMBC, we comin for you

The Terriers seemed to be ending the regular season on a high note, then almost a disastrous note, then finally on a relieved note. But eventually, BU finished off the spunky Hawks of Hartford in OT and did not put all of their fans on suicide watch.

The highlight of this game was, obviously, The Rod. We here at BU Hoops Blog have been clamoring for The Rod all season long and especially when the injuries hit, but DWolff went for a miniscule rotation instead of adding Sherrod to it. It's gotta hurt when your coach would risk severe exhaustion and burnout of his stars just so he doesn't have to put you in the game. But The Rod proved him wrong with stellar play, subbing for the quickly injured Matt Wolff.

The latest reports say Matt has recovered from his concussion and is back to practice, but will Sherrod still play a part in the Terriers' first round game? Luckily, we're playing the only team with less depth than us.

UMBC beat Albany on Sunday and earned a date with us. This worked out really well in a lot of ways:
  • We get to miss the host school, Albany, who even though they suck will have tons of people rooting for them.
  • UMBC's aforementioned depth troubles.
  • BU handled them twice already this year, even if one of the games went to 2OT.
  • We avoid Stony Brook, who beat us already and is my pick for a big-time tourney upset.
As the #3 seed, things work out well except that we meet up with Vermont in the semis. But, in order to be the best, you have to beat the best - and I'd rather get a crack at them in Albany in front of a semi-neutral setting. I'd feel more comfortable at Binghamton in a final than at Vermont.

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. I like the idea of knocking out the defending champs. Retrievers, you're up.

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At 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Sherrod's last name was Wolff, he'd have averaged about 36 minutes per game. And probably averaged more points, rebounds and assists than the player that has gotten all of those minutes.

At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that statement! The best thing about the teams next loss, will be the last time Wolff will dress in a B.U. uniform. And certainly the last time we have to hear from the Wolff apologists!

At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just think about how many more wins that BU would have if the coach's last name was Smith?


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