Monday, January 15, 2007

Swatmeister and Other Thoughts

Sean Williams getting some props from Sports Illustrated in this online piece.

BC has an RPI ranking of 37 right now, which would put them in the NCAA tourney on that criterion alone if the season ended today. They have three wins over Top 100 teams, Maryland (24), Michigan State (25), and UMass (72) to shout about. Even the losses aren't that damaging. Obviously going down at Kansas (21) is nothing to be ashamed of, but the Providence (53) and Vermont (97) losses don't look as bad as they felt at the time given the seasons those teams are having - Providence is 12-4, and Vermont is 12-5. The Duquesne setback hurts, but remember that BC was played the Dukes with three rotations guys sitting on the bench nursing injuries (Dudley, McLean, Oates).

Next on the slate is Miami at home tomorrow night. The Hurricanes are a weird team. They beat conference heavies GTech and Maryland, but have had bad losses to the likes of Binghampton, Buffalo and Cleveland State. As I said in my previous post, I expect a war. If the Eagles prevail, it will be a seat squirmer - it always is with Miami.

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