Maryland Comes Back

By David Scott - December 10, 2006

CHESNUT HILL, Mass. - An up and down, fast-break first half has broken out in Conte Fourm and Maryland has made a nice first-half comeback after trailing by nine. BC now leads 25-23 with 7:45 left in the first half.

Tyrese Rice has 12 points through the games first 12 minutes and Maryland can not find a defensive answer for him. (Rice’s career high is 23, which he got last year at Wake Forest.)

. . . DJ Strawberry was re-inserted after the 12:00 media timeout and needs to be careful with his two fouls. He’s guarding sophomore Marquez Haynes on defense, a good move considering how few touches Haynes usually gets (averaging just 4.3 ppg).

. . . Sean Marshall, always a good barometer of how BC is going to play, has started off with five points in the first five minutes and is definitely into the game.

Tyrese Rice, who has been gaining confidence and growing into his role as the BC point guard, has also started off string with five points early (on his way to a dozen so far), including a 3-pointer that put BC ahead 16-10 and caused Gary Williams to call an immediate timeout. On BC’s next possession, Rice hit another three to make it 19-10.

Maryland trailed 19-12 at the under 12:00 media timeout.

. . . Tonight’s sneaker battle is between Reebok (BC) and Nike (Maryland).

Posted by David Scott at 07:05 PM on December 10, 2006

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