The task of keeping alive the BC revenue sports season is heaped upon the women's basketball team tonight, as they take on BU at Conte Forum in the 2nd round of the women's NIT.
In a way, this makes it almost good that the Eagles got snubbed from the NCAA tournament. Conte Forum is not dormant for the summer just yet, and the Eagles are more than capable of keeping their season going for another two weeks, straight through the NIT final.
They have a pretty decent chance of winning the whole thing and bringing home some hardware. Another trophy in the case could take off some of the sting off of what's been a very disappointing year in BC athletics. We've been trophy-deprived this season, so I'll take anything - even the WNIT.
The Terriers are coming off an outstanding season in which they went undefeated in conference play before pulling a Patriots, losing the America East final to Vermont (please, dear God, let that happen to UConn women's basketball in the NCAAs). They easily brushed aside Central Connecticut last week to punch their ticket to round 2.
Gametime is 7:05 PM.
Two other events at Conte this week: on Tuesday, the women's hockey team hosts a charity sled hockey event to raise money for the Massachusetts Hospital School. And on Wednesday, the event you've all been waiting for - my intramural hockey team, Cool Runnings, takes on Mug for the league title. Ohhhh, yeah.