4 Teams Running Suicides on Monday
Washington – Any kid who’s ever been back-slapped at church knows the deal: One of the worst things you can do is embarrass your elders in front of their friends. Washington coach Lorenzo Romar used to coach at Saint Louis – he was actually the last man to guide the Billikens to the NCAA Tournament – so for his Huskies to travel to his old job and get handled, 77-64, Romar is probably pulling the Grandmama card right now.
Drexel – The other thing you really don’t want to do as a kid is ruin it when your elders are trying to relax. After the Dragons scored 35 points in Saturday’s loss to Virginia at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, going 3-for-21 from three-point range and shooting 25 percent from the field, coach Bruiser Flint surely had his mini-vacation ruined by poring over game tape and adding worry lines to his forehead.
Boston College – Teams in the ACC aren’t supposed to lose to those from the Patriot League. And they’re definitely not supposed to get blown out by 22 points while getting bullied on the glass (36-25) and letting the opponent shoot 52 percent beyond the arc. So for letting those things happen against Holy Cross, BC will have some ‘splaining to do.
Arkansas – First-year Razorbacks coach Mike Anderson, a longtime assistant to Nolan Richardson who is bringing “40 Minutes of Hell” back to Fayetteville, can deal with losing for now. After all, he’s just getting started rebuilding a program that lost a lot of talent. But he won’t accept his team getting outrun in the second half when they should at least be the best-conditioned team on the court. Houston ran away from Arkansas in the second half of Friday’s game, handing the Razorbacks their first loss.