I have been staring at the computer wondering what to say. It’s 12:15, the game has been over for an hour and I still don’t know what to say. Here goes:
The second the fans stormed the court on Saturday, my thoughts went to a possible Chesnut Hill disaster on Tuesday. Why? The Silvio O Conte arena and BC is just a terrible home for college basketball. I went there 2 years ago on a Saturday afternoon and my guess is that 100 students attended. It reminds me so much of playing in Coral Gables before arenas that are less then half filled. No juice in the place —just a dead house. Maryland has never done well in these settings. Last night seem worse. They announced 4338 but I bet there weren’t 3000 people there. It was like a scrimmage.
Logan Aronhalt needs to start on this team in my opinion. It just seems like he is our only shooting option. Layman has had his moments but his first 3 trey attempts were bricks. I am not sure if Dez even hit the rim on any of his treys. Logan has the most guard experience on this team and down the stretch strong guard play becomes even more critical.
Who is Eddie Odio? 8 points 11 rebounds and 6 blocks from a guy who is on BC’s bench–that’s the same BC that is 12-14 and 4-9 in the ACC. Believe me BC plays its share of cupcakes too except they always find a way to lose to 3 or 4 of them. On the other hand, Miami and the Evil Empire both struggled at BC, so I guess we should have figured it was no walk in the park.
Alex is just not ready to be the 1 big guy in a 4 guard set. Sometimes he just looks lost out there. Perhaps Mitchell or Cleare need to join the small lineup.
Everyone should get off Turgeon’s back. Obviously the team is struggling but believe me this guy can coach. Perhaps his players are just not ready yet. Turgeon really takes these losses hard and last night he didn’t come out for the post game interview with Chris Knoche. Before you criticize just think–what in the world could he say.
Some good news—announcer Kevin Sheehan said during the post game that Johnnie Holliday will return Saturday afternoon to do the Clemson game. I really miss hearing the broadcasting legend and can’t wait for his return. By the way, it is like water torture listening to Mike Gminski. He hates Maryland with 90% of his heart and it clearly shows in his comments. Please anyone other then him.
That’s it I’m done for the night. But don’t give up hope. Tomorrow is another day!!!!!