All I really wanted out of this season was to beat some of the other local teams. No such luck. Just over a week after PC topped the Eagles at the garden, UMass ended their long losing streak against BC with an 83-80 victory at Conte Forum.
I'm not really worried about the team (they're young, this will happen), but it sucks to lose to UMass. They are a very good team, so it's not surprising to lose to them, but that doesn't make it any less annoying.
I am not going to pretend to know anything about basketball, but Shamari Spears had a very poor game (butterfingers) and Tyrelle Blair was not his usual self. BC also gave up way too many offensive rebounds.
It just wasn't our night.
The women's basketball team also lost Tuesday night at Fairfield. They will try to recover Sunday afternoon against La Salle, a game I will attend if I'm not asleep (a definite possibility).
Next up for the men's team: a date with Northeastern on December 22. This is another very dangerous game against a team and a fanbase that will be fired up to play a beatable BC squad.
The Huskies are pretty solid this year - they lost by less than ten to UConn and took Maryland to OT. BC will need to play well. I predict that it will be similar to the game against Rhode Island last month: a crowd that favors the away team, an exciting game, and a narrow BC victory.
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