Friday, December 30, 2011

BC Loses 67-46, Clifford Beginning to Shine

I thought that coming into this game, if we could keep the score within 10, that would be a step up for this team.  Even though we nearly lost by 20, there were plenty of positives to take away from this game.  I'm not really into "moral victories" but this team is light years ahead of where it was at the beginning of the year.  At the beginning of year, we were just trying to put solid minutes on the floor, regardless of who the opponent was.  Now, we're trying to put solid minutes on the floor against ranked teams.  We went out and competed against a Top-25 team for long stretches of time tonight with a bunch of freshmen.  Even though the final score was ugly, you still have to like the effort and progress by the Baby Eagles.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

End of the Year Grades: Jerry York

I apologize for pretty much taking the past month off.  The combination of law school exams and the Christmas season proved too much for me.  Sitting in my parent's newly refurnished living room sipping Mystic Monk coffee seems to be the perfect backdrop to get Around the Res kicking again.  Of course, all of our writers here want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  We love our BC family and can't wait to see another year of BC sports.

Now is the time of year that we typically (and by "typically" I mean we did it this way last year) give out end of the year grades.  This year, we will give out grades to Jerry York, Steve Donahue, GDF, and all of the coaches on the football team.  Get ready Superfans, this might not be pretty... First up, Jerry York!

Monday, December 5, 2011

What to Make of Matt Humphrey

Matt Humphrey, a highly regarded transfer from Oregon, was brought in last year to help bring some seniority to an otherwise very young team.  Fans weren't really sure what to expect from Humphrey going into the year, but I think it would be fair to say that most SuperFans expected Humphrey to basically lead the offense, direct traffic, and score efficient points.  Of those with at least 11 shots, Humphrey's field goal percentage of .300 currently ranks second to last on the team, trailing only Jordan Daniels' .242.  While this wouldn't usually be a problem, Humphrey leads the team in shots attempted, 90, far ahead of second-place shot-taker Ryan Anderson's 64.  This has led some fans to question how effective Humphrey will be moving forward, and whether or not Donahue should continue to depend so heavily on him for minutes.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Weekend Ramblings

Yesterday's loss to BU really showed how far the men's basketball team has to go, but we are gradually putting together more and more of a complete game.  By the time we hit ACC play, I think this team will look a lot more competitive than it does now.  More thoughts on basketball and other items after the jump.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

BC Falls to BU; "We played 33 Minutes."

Despite losing by 14, we played pretty well for 75% of the game today.  Coach Donahue summed it up nicely when he said "We played 33 minutes, which is an improvement over the 30 solid minutes we played against Penn State."  It would have been nice to walk away with a W, but there were just too many stretches of awful BC play.  As with the other games, there were certainly times where you could get a glimpse of how amazing this team is going to be in a few years.  This is definitely a bumpier road than any of us expected, and when things go badly for this team, they go really badly.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Progress-Tracking the Penn State Game

We saw a lot of encouraging signs from the basketball team last night, and fans really appreciated the fact that the game was tight right up until the end.  For a few minutes in the second half, I really thought we were going to pull it out.  With that in mind, let's take a look at the stats from last night and see if any progress was made.  Hint: the red numbers are bad and the green numbers are good.