Happy Friday! For those snowed in today, start off with some links, chock full of shootyhoops pessimism:
No later than the conclusion of this season, Boston College Eagles basketball coach Steve Donahue should be dismissed.
Boston College drops its 10th loss of the season. It came to Harvard, which isn't a "bad" loss, but at this point the Eagles are unquestionably playing below a level almost everyone thought they'd be at. Now they're 4-10 after dropping a 73-58 decision at Harvard on Wednesday.
Virginia, Maryland, Boston College and Georgia Tech were supposed to rise up and help the "best get better." Simply put, they're still soft and still closer to the bottom (Miami and Virginia Tech) than the top.
Boston College dropped to 4-10 on the season with a 15-point loss on the road to Harvard. Late in the 2nd half, Harvard's Kyle Casey swatted a Ryan Anderson shot at the rim. It was close to goaltending, but the referees didn't see a problem with the block. This caused Boston College coach Steve Donahue to jump up and down and throw a fit. The fit ended with Donahue falling down.
Noah Beh (OT)- Beh is also reportedly firm with his commitment. If he were to decommit, Boston College would likely come calling as they were the other half of his original final 2.
The U.S. played with fire too much and got burned. Now their World Junior Championship is over. Team USA fell to Russia 5-3 in the quarterfinals in Malmo today. A pair of 5-on-3 power-play goals in the second period made up the difference.
Billett wins Boston College's eighth Hockey East award of the season with; Reaps Goaltender of the Month Honors with a .970 save percentage and 1.04 goals against average.
So begins the second half of one of the most unpredictable Hockey East seasons of recent vintage. Every team, it seems, has recorded big wins.