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Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Familiar First-Place Match-up: The Vermont Preview

We didn't beat the shit out of Binghamton. In fact they seemed pretty frisky. But we did win, and due to the a-hole fans that is always a tough place to win.

Once again, Corey Lowe... you can's say enough about how good he's been since league play began. He had 22 points in this game and pretty much had his way.

He's going to need to keep it up today if we want to win today. We play our old frenemies, Vermont, in a battle for first place on ESPNU. (Quick aside: The athletic departments like to claim this, but ESPNU does not count as nationally televised. NOBODY gets this channel. I get Big Ten Network, NHL Network, CSTV... yet no ESPNU. I hate ESPNU.)

Here is the top of the standings right now:

Vermont 3 0
Boston University 4 1
Stony Brook 3 2
Maine 2

This has been common over the years - BU and UVM in 1st and 2nd place. Today's game is only the latest in a long line of first-place battles. Unfortunately, Vermont has come out on the winning end of these lately, winning 6 of the last 7 matchups.

The key for Vermont is obviously the ridiculous Marqus Blakely - he's their only really good player. Vermont's interior is superior; BU's perimeter is far better. Can we contain Blakely? Can Vermont contain Lowe, Holland AND O'Brien?

Should be a great game to check out on ESPNU (if you're one of the dozens of Americans to get it).

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At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really Jake??? REALLY??? Big East, Atlantic 10.... come on!

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BU just mailed this one in. And there really was no reason for it.
Vermont had a great crowd and was sky high from the start, so credit to them. But BU was so lackluster at the start, after several excellent performances, that it was mind-numbing and very disappointing.

At 9:08 PM, Blogger M.B.G. said...

14 points in the first half? that must be a boston university record. what an embarassing game. i was watching it with my dad and had to shut it off to preserve what dignity i had left.


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