Halftime Thoughts and Observations

By David Scott - December 10, 2006

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - The halftime box score bears out the BC domination in the first half, as the Eagles out-rebounded (24-15) the Terps and absolutely dominated in second chance opportunities (13-2).

Both teams shot 44 percent for the half and BC connected on 4-of-11 from 3-point land, with Maryland taking just six 3-pointers (hitting two).

Maryland will need to get more aggressive on the boards and they probably wouldn’t regret pressuring the turnover-prone Tyrese Rice (better than 3 per turns per game coming in).

Losing DJ Strawberry in the first minute of the game to two fouls, clearly disrupted the Maryland gameplan.

. . . BC’s bench (just two players who were non-starters saw time) contributed 2 points and four rebounds. Maryland’s reserves scored nine points.

. . . We need to go back to our earlier criticism of Al Skinner for taking out Tyrese Rice in the first half. Rice had two fouls at the time, which was the reason Skinner needed to sit him.

The fact that kids need to be able to play smartly with two fouls is an argument for another day.

Posted by David Scott at 07:40 PM on December 10, 2006

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