Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seen this movie

Black Bears games have started to follow a familiar story line: sloppy ball-handling, extended dry spells and very little offensive or defensive continuity ... especially on their own home floor. Let's hope the club can get it rectified before Binghamton comes calling Saturday. It'll get ugly in a hurry if the play of late continues into the America East season.

If the Black Bears hope to make an improvement and climb into the middle of the pack of America East, they can't continue to lose home games. it's a habit that must be broken.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

As the missed games piled up for sophomore forward Malachi Peay, it became clear his injury against Quinnipiac must have been pretty severe. Sans any information, fans are left to speculate. Today, our speculations (broken jaw) were confirmed. Hopefully, Peay can get back on the floor and provide a lift to the club.

Coach Ted Woodward also confirmed that freshman Jon McAlian will redshirt.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We'll take it

Hey, a 26-point loss to the No. 5 team in the country ... after trailing by 23 at halftime? We'll take it. Despite struggling with the Oklahoma's defensive pressure all night, the Black Bears kept the game from becoming a replay of last year's "guarantee" games. In fact, the Sooners only scored about 15 more points in the game than its football team has averaged the past five weeks. The rebounding totals would indicate the Black Bears continued to compete even if the game's outcome was sealed in the first 10 minutes.

Friday, December 5, 2008

On the Table

According to a story published today, South Portland's Keegan Hyland, a 6-4 junior guard, has been offered scholarships by UMaine and Boston University.