Headlines: Men's and Women's Hoops and Hockey

Brian: Men's hoops was downed by the Virginia Cavaliers Saturday night in Charlottesville. The Cavs used a 20-6 run in the second half to put away the young Eagles. Jeff, your thoughts?

Jeff: Great first half for the Eagles and then things went south quickly in the second half. Virginia hit some 3s to really extend the lead but dominated every aspect of the game in the second half. BC can not have so many turnovers and expect to win on the road in the ACC. Would have been a great win for the Eagles and it is instead a loss that was expected and does not hurt them. They have a good chance to get back on track Saturday against Virginia Tech. By the way, did you know I spent $15 to watch that second half debacle on pay-per-view?

What was somewhat encouraging from the weekend's ACC basketball action is that Maryland went into Chapel Hill and won and Wake Forest handled Florida State.

Meanwhile Brian, the men's hockey team went 1-0-1 this weekend. I know you would've liked 2-0 but you can't complain too much, right?

Brian: I can complain, unfortunately. The win against UMass-Lowell was a solid road victory, but in Saturday's game against rival Boston University, junior forward Brock Bradford broke his arm for the second time this season. Bradford is out for the season. This is a huge loss for the Eagles offense, as they will now rely on Gerbe to carry the load the rest of the way. I was encouraged by the play of freshman John Muse, who stopped 70 of 76 shots over the weekend. With the 3 points, the Eagles moved into a tie for first place in the Hockey East standings, and up 3 spots in the national rankings to #8 this week. Up next is a tough road test against Maine Friday and Saturday night at Alfond. This isn't your older brother's Maine team, but Alfond is still a hostile environment and it should be a good test for the Bradford-less Eagles.

Jeff: For clarification for our less hockey savvy readers, Alfond is UNH's home ice, correct?

Brian: Alfond is Maine's home ice. In 2001, we made the road trip to see New Hampshire play in the Whittemore Center (to see a heartbreaking 5-4 OT loss).

Jeff: Of course of course. How many of our readers can say they have traveled to an away BC hockey game outside of Boston????


Jeff: Let's move to women's hoops. The Lady Eagles have only lost to Maryland and North Carolina so far this year in conference. You don't have to follow women's hoops to know there is no shame in that. Hopefully the women can have a nice above .500 conference season.

Brian: I don't really purport to know much about women's basketball, but no shame in losing to the two best teams in the ACC (and arguably the entire country). A good win against Wake Forest on Sunday. Take away a few peculiar out of conference losses, at UMass and at Fairfield, and this Eagles team would definitely be ranked in the top 25 at this point.

Finally, are you finally going to show some support for your home town Giants? What a great game on the frozen tundra! Top 3 football games I have watched/attended this year: 1) BC @ Virginia Tech, 2) Giants @ Packers, 3) BC @ Clemson. It's been a great season to be a BC Eagles and a NY football Giants fan.

Jeff: Never would've guessed that the Giants would win in Lambeau on a Brett Farve interception in OT.

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