Eagles Rising

By David Scott - November 25, 2006

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - BC coach Al Skinner was disappointed in his teams un-aggressiveness on Wendesday night, but the Eagles seem to have mostly overcome that tryptophan-like state. With under eight minutes left in the first half, the Eagles hold a one point lead, 24-23.

BC is still struggling to find a flow on offense, as evidenced by a possession at the 8:00 minute mark, where the shot clock wound down all the way down forcing a long, shot clock beating three from Sean Marshall. It clanged harmlessly off the front rim.

Point guard Tyrese Rice has started with three staright 3-pointers for the Eagles and forced Jim Braon into a time out at the 11:49 mark. The message of that huddle: "Guard No. 4."

. . . Sean Williams had another monster rejection, which he kept in bounds and which a few on press row were claiming was goal-tending. Williams, on Wednesday night, discussed his appreciation of Bill Russell and the fact that a friend of his had made a highlight DVD of Russell that Williams watched frequently during the summer. Like Russell, Williams is shwoing a knack for not only getting the blocks, but keeping them in play, which can often leaqd to fast-break opportunities for the Eagles.

. . . The Rams are 6-16 all-time versus the ACC and 11-35 against the Eagles in a series that dates back to the 1910-11 season.

. . . BC shot 5 of 22 from 3-point land vs. Providence but has opened up 5 of eight in this one, led by Tyrese Rice's three 3's in four tries.

Posted by David Scott at 02:15 PM on November 25, 2006

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