Early on, you could tell BC hadn't been on the court in a while. Vermont's conference tournament ended a week later than BC's, and they just came off of playing Dartmouth over the weekend, so they were a bit crisper in the early moments of the game.
Vermont was also aided by the fact that they were were shooting the lights out - they just couldn't miss in the first half. Additionally, they played lock-down defense on the inside, shutting down Swords and Murphy.
They challenged BC to knock down outside shots, and Brittany Johnson and Mickel Picco answered the challenge, scoring 20 and 16 points respectively, and helped fuel BC to a 12-point victory.
When I had to leave to go to work, it was a 6 point game, so it's encouraging to see that they pulled away at the end.
Next up: the round of 16, @ St. John's on Thursday night.
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