A nice "hold serve"for the Eagles over Miami yesterday, 75-68, on a night when they clearly didn't bring their A game. The perimeter defense sucked, but Jared Dudley and Ty Rice did just enough to slip by the Hurricanes, hitting clutch baskets (Dudley) and free throws (Rice) down the stretch to seal the deal. Also, John Oates finally found his stroke (10 points), which seemed to get the rest of his game going (5 boards, 1 block). Shamiri Spears had a nice game as well.
On the negative side, a pretty weak showing by both Sean Marshall (9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 turnovers) and increasingly irrelevant Marquez Haynes (o points - hasn't he been a mild disappointment this year?) . Tyrelle Blair was just OK, but Oates stole a lot of his minutes.
With some real tough games on the horizon, BC badly needed this win. It wasn't pretty but they got it. A loss would have been devastating, so I'm relieved - at least until Sunday when they travel to Tallahassee.