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Saturday, January 02, 2010

The real fun begins: The Stony Brook Preview

Today, BU enters conference play with a record of 5-7. Not great but not too bad - especially given the injury limitations we had and the quality of teams we ended up losing to.

The 74-60 loss against Dayton closed out the slate, an effort of which I was very proud. After the horrendous 17-2 start, BU kept the game even. They continually battled back keeping the score within single digits most of the time. When we got it down to 4 early in second half, I was legitimately excited for a possible upset. Of course, once you start thinking about it is when it stops happening.

John Holland had a rough game, but he was picked up by a few of his teammates and the team still played well. That's a good sign.

Our game today puts us against Stony Brook, the traditional punching bag of the league (and namesake of the Stony Brook Invitational Play-In Game). But this year... they seem decent! They didn't play anybody good in non-conference, but they did better than they usually do. This will be a good barometer game going into the AE season to find out where we are.

I'm glad we get to open up at home! Maybe our mascot will even be there, OMG!!

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

Bring back Dennis Wolff. This was horrible. Same mistakes are made every game. We neeed 3 point shooters to have any chance. To lose like this with so many good players. SAD.

At 4:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there really "so many good players?" Holland and O'Brien are high-level players, but Corey Lowe does not add much to the equation. Aside from outbursts here and there, he seems to be quite overrated.

At 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The problem is a serious lack of depth, particularly with BJ Bailey now gone Scott Brittain sidelined by a concussion.
Stony Brook rotated 10 players. BU has 7 players at most that can play at a D1 level.

All of these players were recruited by Wolff, and Chambers runs a different system. Any system is difficult to run without a center or a true point guard.

It may be one step back before two steps forward.
Wolff had his time, he didn't deliver ... and he bored everyone to death.
Good ridance to him.

At 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance of Brittain using one of those soft helmets like Chelsea soccer goalkeeper Petr Cech wears to protect against concussions?

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Scott said...

I wont go as far to say I want Wolff back, but this is extremely disappointing. I didn't see this game but have seen others- including the UConn game - things don't seem to be clicking.

At 6:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stony Brook had a couple of guys have career shooting games. It happens.

Bring back Wolff?

At 11:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Chambers bring in his players next year and give him several years. Have a little patience for crying out loud. He inherited a team with no depth. Sirutis and Pelage are not really capable of contributing all that much. Lowe often hurts the team...the only efficient offense is from Holland and O'Brien both of whom are back next year.

You cannot judge Chambers on the results this year...it wouldn't be fair or logical.

At 5:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unless you were expecting an undefeated run through AE, I don't see this loss as all that bad. As everyone mentioned, this team does have issues and if you look at the teams in the AE this year and thought of who we could potentially lose to, I'm sure all of us would have SBU on our lists.

At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Majestic Mapp said...

Even though I didn't like what I saw yesterday, I still have faith in Chambers. Might have been good to dump it low a few times instead of only passing it around the perimeter. Also tighter defense on the shooters, although SB might have just had a good day.

As long as they learn from this and start playing well before the AE tournament, we might forget this game.

At 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish we could fast forward 10 months to next November and Chambers has his OWN players! This senior class knows how to do one thing - LOSE! They are not winners and the program will be better off when they graduate!

At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree 100% with 7:19 post...


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