Well folks, half of what I feared become reality today, an embarrassing, embarassing loss to GTech in the ACC regular season finale. If BC gets trounced in the first round of the ACC tourney, especially by one of the lesser teams like NC State, Miami or Wake, mark my words, there will be some squirming come Selection Sunday. We're probably a lock for the NCAA given the high team and conference RPI, but who would you seed higher, a reeling BC squad or rising GTech or Maryland? I think BC's looking at an 8 seed right now.
BC lost this game before they got off the bus. Despicable play by everyone, and I mean everyone, including usual stalwarts Jared Dudley and Ty Rice. I'm harboring some pointed ire for Sean Marshall and Tyler Roche, who conspired to put BC in the big first half hole with a bevy of bonehead plays and sloppy turnovers. As is well-documented, I just can't stand Marshall, the guy has the mental fortitude of a jellyfish. He continues to disappear in big games. John Oates also sucked down low, but thankfully Skinner had (kind of) a quick hook with him. But it's hard to really single out anyone for this crapshow, it was an utter disaster, a mail-it-in-what region-are we going-to failure from the top of the roster on down. I can't believe how passionless they were, especially with first place on the line.
I don't feel good at all about this team's prospects in either the ACC tourney or the NCAA tourney. I am troubled by how many times BC jas gotten absolutely thumped since the Dope Dismissals. I mean, take a look, Duke killed them twice, Clemson buried them, VTech embarrassed them, and now GTech. They struggled against Clemson at home and Miami on the road, and only had one legitimate win down the strech, at home against VTech. If it weren't for a couple of save-our-ass wins that BC stole against Florida State, we'd be looking at 17-12, 8-8 and the NIT.