Sunday, February 15, 2009
Bruins back to the drawing board
Maybe an earlier verdict of "overrated" by Dick Vitale was warranted. The Bruins at least won the second half, but of course not by enough to overcome a dreadful first half. I don't know what it is. A couple of weeks ago they were playing so well you would have given them a good shot against any team in the country, but they turn out to have vulnerabilities and inconsistencies. At least they kept trying in the second half, and Collison certainly showed a lot. But we knew at the outset that this was a team that was going to have to see several freshmen mature a lot to have asny shot to go all the way. Now they might not even win the Pac 10. If this leads to a renewed commitment, especially to getting the ball inside, there's a chance. But it's difficult to feel encouraged just now.