…waters down all efforts. But promises were made…one of those is more chatter tomorrow.

Nor’easter escaped George Mason’s grasp last night in Matthews. The Huskies led for 39 minutes and then almost-almost–choked it away. A brilliant Andre Cornelius steal, followed by a less-than-brilliant Chase Allen throwaway, and a seemingly unbreachable 56-53 lead became a 57-56 deficit.

However it was one of the other guys–Baptiste Bataille–who sliced through the Mason defense and fed Manny Adako for the game-winner. The win leaves Nor’easter, Mason, and VCU all at 7-1 atop the CAA standings at the halfway point.

Bonus cap-tip to Nor’easter’s Matt Smith, who was recruited to play in America East, swishing left and right in the second half against the top CAA squad. Good for the senior.

And our hats are off to John Vaughan. The news sounds good.

The Huskies will take their shovels (more on that in coming days) to Norfolk for a veerrrryyyy interesting Saturday evening test.


We’ll let these three slide by for now: VCU 65, GSU 50; ODU 87, UNCW 57; and JMU 70, Towson 59.

Hofstra took down The College 54-44. The Tribe led at the half 17-15, but Hofstra punter Arminas Urbutis pinned W&M deep, and theresulting safety allowed teh Pride to go on a game-winning run.

My man Corny Vines scored all 15 of his points in the second half (you know, Hofstra’s team total in the first half). Greg Washington blocked seven shots, leading to 29% accuracy for W&M. Of note: 28 minutes for Tony Dennison.


~ by mglitos on January 22, 2009.

3 Responses to “Multi-Tasking…”

  1. Technically Matt Smith wasn’t recruited to play in the AE. He signed in the fall of 2004, our last season in the AE. By the time we signed, we had already decided to play in the CAA.

    He was a flyer – I think one of our assistants saw him play a game like he did last night and fell in love with him. He chose NU over Fairleigh Dickinson, Sacred Heart and NEC schools like that.

    Smitty’s a great kid – probably not a CAA player – but I’m glad we had him last night.

  2. He killed Mason last night. Not enough can be said about the job done by Bill Coen. I’m neither a NU fan nor a follower, but the evolution of Matt Janning has been something to admire from an outsider’s perspective. Also, the amassing of roles who know what to do when they come in quite impressive.

    I’m glad JV is going to be fine.

  3. Sorry, role players … not roles.

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