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.

1 comment:

MattT said...

I think Maine has to be happy with 5-5 at this point. They need to show people they can beat Harvard and Canisius and play well at home. Obviously they can't expect to beat BC but if they go 2-1 in those 3 games it would be a huge momentum boost going into conference play. You have to figure Vermont will be the team to beat this year but I don't see a dominant team that can go 14-2 or 15-1 as in years past. The traditional bottom feeders like UNH, Stony Brook and Maine I think have closed the gap some I think. Hartford has been a big disappointment but they could turn it around with the shooters they have. Binghamton, Albany, UMBC, and BU have all played pretty well early on. I hope it will be a wide open and competitive league this season. Looking forward to it.