January 26, 2009

Why Write? I Have Nothing To Complain About

BU men's basketball, women's basketball, and men's hockey are currently on top of their games:

Men's Basketball:

Lose the point guard, lose the sixth man, lose bad on Agganis to UVM - no big deal or nothin'.

BU has turned it around with 4 straight conference wins, which has placed them on top of the table in the America East.

While people may still be calling for the job of Dennis Wolff, they really can't deny that he has silenced his critics or at least flicked them off in a big way. Sure, Matt Wolff is still playing the majority of the games, but why complain - the team is winning and let's be serious, that's all that matters. End of discussion. Plus the dude can hit those half-courters.

Corey Lowe won America East player of the week this week and in my eyes he is deserving (more so than John Holland) of the Player of the Year award. He is playing out of position and he is taking the weight of this team on his back. John scores a lot, but Corey is the leader.

After 4 OT's came 2 OT's against UMBC. That's a hell of a lot of basketball. Then the next night Corey and my NBA Live 09 game went to OT. Fortunately, he's won all three of these OT thrillers.

And then in real life BU completed the comeback victory at UMaine. However this basketball team wants to get wins, I'm down, just don't stall - we're not even halfway through conference play.

Women's Basketball:

I don't want this team to get caught up in all their success. They're undefeated in conference play and are coming off a week of silencing defending conference champion Hartford and perennial suck-tard team Maine (even though they outdraw men's basketball at most games).

JBW (Jesyka Burks-Wiley) is proving to be one of the most dominate BU athletes in recent memory - she just joined the 1,000 point, 500 rebound club and is 4/4 in AEC player of the week awards.

The team is clicking on a whole different level - every player is contributing and they're getting win after win after win.

Only thing I can say is (like for the men's team) - don't stall - we're not even halfway through conference play.

Men's Hockey:

Except for that Providence slip up last week BU is perfect in '09. This is kind of a concern. Actually, no it's not a concern - they're playing perfectly.

They swept UNH and Parker is just one Merrimack win away from 800.

Wilson is dominant. Gilroy was in the NY Times, Sports Illustrated, and he continues to be dominant. Milan is the goalie of the future and of now. And he's dominant.

Should I be worried that they're playing so well and really deserving of the number one rank in the country before it really really matters? I'm not.

I hope by February 9th the Beanpot Final will be a matchup of #1 BU vs. #2 NU. That would be one hell of a game (on the ice) and show (in the upper regions of TD BankNorth Garden).

We are more than halfway through the Hockey East schedule. Same old, same old though - don't stall up. Keep wow-ing me with play I've only dreamed of.

Then there's women's hockey who flirted with success earlier in the season but are just 3-4-1 in the new year. 11-9-5 overall and 5-6-3-3 in the Hockey East. Sigh. I remember a time when BU was ranked pretty high - now they're not even receiving votes in the coaches poll.

The Lady Terriers have to make up some ground and ensure themselves to be in the top 4 come the conference tournament. This is really the only way they can get to the NCAA tournament and only way they can get to home ice for the Frozen Four. They NEED to be in Boston for that Frozen Four at Agganis. Otherwise, I don't see myself going :(

So this week go to (if you can):

Wednesday, January 28th - 7:00 pm - Women's Basketball vs. UMBC @ Case Gym
Friday, January 30th - 7:00 pm - Men's Hockey @ Merrimack/Women's Hockey vs. UVM
Saturday, January 31st - 2:00 pm - Men's Basketball @ Hartford
Saturday, January 31st - 3:00 pm - Women's Hockey vs. UVM


J. Manuel said...

john deserves player of the year more than corey. yes corey is the leader. but john has to score a boat load AND defend the oppositions best player without coming out of the game. but thats just my opinion

Tall-boy said...

I'm gonna disagree with J. Manuel and agree with the HD.

Corey runs the offense now, and what he's missing in scoring he's making up for with assists (mostly to John!). When it comes down to crunch time, Corey is the leader. Anybody who saw that 4OT game in person could tell who the Terriers' MVP is.