The Eagles clawed back after an ice cold start to the game and enter half time down 1. After getting down 8 points twice in the half, they battled back both times to tie up. Jerome Robinson was 0-6 from the floor and 0-1 from the free throw line. Deontae Hawkins (5-9 FG, 3-4 3FG) was the only BC player to shine offensively in the half.
Johncarlos Reyes and Nik Popovic both got into early foul trouble as SHU was aggressive to the hoop. Luka Kraljevic got to see some early minutes and the Slovenian freshman had a few nice defensive plays, forcing a travel and pulling down a defensive rebound.
On a night when the shots aren’t falling, the defense can’t get off to such a sluggish start. The Pioneers were able to beat their man to get to the basket for easy layups in the early possessions and put BC in the hole. Will BC be able to tighten up the defense and make it easier for themselves in the second half?