Eagles Out-Izzo the Spartans

By David Scott - November 29, 2006


CHESTNUT Hill, Mass. - BC's defensive performance and energized play is jujst the type of effort that Coach Tom Izzo has beocme known for with his recent State teams.

But on this night, Izzo got out-Izzoed by Al Skinner's inspired BC club that received great minutes up and down the roster in a 65-58 win for the Eagles. Jared Dudley had 30 to lead BC (six shy of his career high) and Goran Suton paced MSU with 18, a career high for the sophomore.

To its credit, Michigan State never quit fighting and brought the Eagles lead down to nine with under three minutes to play, and eight with under two minutes left. But BC controlled the contest and was impressive in doing so.

. . . Drew Neitzel wound up in double-figures scoring, but his off-night was too much for the young, inexperienced Spartans to overcome.

. . . Sean Williams was in double figures in scoring for BC and well into double-digits in combined shots altered/blocked/intimidated.

. . . We promised a headband update - sorry it's late - Dudley returned to the headband for the second half. Headband updates are forever brought to you by the Spartan alum Scott Skiles foundation.

. . . As always, our post-game plan is to check out the press conferences and locker room access for both teams and then file a post-game columnette. We invite you to check back later tonight or first thing in the morning.

We also would like to remind you to follow along as we live-blog these same BC Eagles on a CSTV-televised game this Saturday evening from the Mullins Center in UMass, where the intra-state rivals will tip at 7:30.

Posted by David Scott at 08:41 PM on November 29, 2006
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