That was a close one, but I'll take it.
-I said before the game that BC could come out with passion, or come out like they have given up on this season. Today they came out like they wanted it. They were flying around, contesting shots, and going hard for loose balls.
-You have got to be happy with the defense. VT went 9-30 in the first half. Although they missed some open looks, most shot were with a hand in the face. They rotated well and closed on jump shots.
-However, rebounding was a big problem for us today. BC gave up 14 offensive rebounds. Many of those resulted in easy baskets. Allen is a great player, but he should not get 8 offensive rebounds. Too much.
-Trapani is playing some great basketball right now. He is being much more aggressive. I think he has learned that he can impact the game by hitting the glass and posting up. He also had a huge three late.
-Reggie had 10 key points, all of them coming in the second half. Biko was also clutch down the stretch. Two guys who I think played great were Gabe Moton and Josh Southern. Moton was aggressive driving to the hoop and played solid D on Delaney. Southern had an extra bounce in is step today. He was moving on defense and also rebounded great.
-This is one we needed to have. It was good to see our guys come out like they really wanted it. Now, the challenge is sustaining that attitude for the rest of the season.
-The Eagles have another critical game Tuesday when they go on the road to play Clemson, where they have never beaten the Tigers.