There’s no doubt that the College of Charleston got the best draw it could hope for as they head into the CAA tournament this weekend.
So, it’s the final home game for seniors Willis Hall, Anthony Thomas and Nori Johnson Saturday when the Cougars take on Delaware.
A lot has changed over the last four years.
OK, there’s no excuse for losing to UNC Wilmington. The Seahawks are just not a very good basketball team.
It was an ugly, ugly loss to Northeastern Saturday night.
There’s no question that the College of Charleston needed that win over Drexel on Thursday night and it didn’t matter how it looked.
When you’re struggling to be a consistent team, style points don’t matter.
Another tough loss for the Cougars on Saturday against Towson. Another game they could have and should have won.
Taking the positives from the losses to Delaware and Towson, is that the Cougars could have won both games and they were played on the road. They had leads late in the game against both Towson and Delaware.
There’s just no way to sugarcoat the loss at Delaware on Wednesday night.
The Cougars had a 20-point lead with eight minutes left in the game and lost mainly due to 26 turnovers and their inability to hit free throws down the stretch. Call it what you want – a choke job, a collapse – whatever adjective you think fits.
The CAA is full of parity except on the top and bottom of the league. Delaware is running away with the regular season title and UNC Wilmington can’t buy a conference win.
If ever there was a statement game for the College of Charleston, this is it.
If the Cougars are going to be a viable threat to win the conference tournament, a win against Delaware on the road would be a huge step in the right direction.
Every coach tells the media before every game, that this game, the next game, is the most important game of the season.
It’s coach talk.
As I wrote in Sunday’s P&C print edition the inconsistent play in the Cougars backcourt continues to plagued them.
Let’s face it, they were not very good in the loss to James Madison. Nori Johnson had some looks that I thought he passed up and probably should have taken, especially with the way he’s been shooting in CAA play.