Packed to the Gills: The Northeastern Review
Let's get this out of the way. We lost to one of our main rivals, in overtime. It sucked. Moving on...
As for the basketball itself, BU showed some flashes but we have a ways to go before we're a really good team. Lots of dumb mistakes tonight - holding onto the ball after a rebound, free-throws, inbounding??? It was pretty obviously the first game of the season, because things looked rusty.
But I saw good things too. DJ Irving and Darryl Partin showed the type of scoring versatility that we'll need from them this year. I thought Pat Hazel was very solid, on offense and defense, when he wasn't picking up fouls. Mattt Griffin came up with some huge 3-pointers in the last couple minutes. The freshmen Chionuma and Kennedy showed glimpses of why they're so highly touted in the few minutes of action they got.
And that comeback from 11 points down with 3 or 4 minutes to go?? Very gutsy. That alley-oop tip-in to Hazel with 1.1 seconds left was INCHES from ending that game.
I like this team. They'll get better and make some noise this year, count on it.