February 1, 2007
Bruin hoops bits -Part II
When you get a team down the best thing to do his snuff the life out of them and that is exactly what the Bruins did not do against Stanford last Sunday Evening. There are those who think that it was foul trouble that brought the Bruins down, but according to Coach Ben Howland after viewing the tape it was poor clock management to close out the first half.
The Bruins allowed the Stanford Cardinal to get closer than they usually would because the Bruins shot the ball way too early near the end of the first half, missed the shot and allowed the Cardinal to come down and hit a three.
You have to admire Howland because he took the blame for the poor closing of the second half. He told the media that the end of the first half was poorly executed and that during the time out he didn't make it clear.
The hard part about that is in the very least the Bruins should have been up by 15 instead of 12 points at the half.
To make matters harder still, there was another breakdown by the Bruins as the Cardinal player was able to get a wide open look on three.
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