No one quite gives a losing press conference like Andy Toole. His best quotes come after games like these, when his team is down by 30 points at halftime and barely cracked the double-digits in time to head to the locker room. Check out my gamer for some real gems. Otherwise, on to the rapid reaction:
Turning point: I'm going to give it to the two-minute stretch in the first half when BK Ashe hit a 3-pointer, then Will Miller hit a 3-pointer and then Chris Wray dunked and drew the foul to make the score 30-7 with about four minutes to play. There was kind of just no way to come back from that.
Game ball: BK Ashe. A game-high 17 points and game-high 10 rebounds for a double-double, shooting pretty much lights out.
What it means: I feel like I use the shrug emoticon too much in these blogs. But honestly, that's just what it is. Toole said something to the effect of, "We're already 3-15. How many more losses will it take before the team decides, 'Hey, losing sucks. Let's win?'" And, I mean, considering the preseason poll had Mount St. Mary's at No. 1 in the league and Robert Morris at No. 2, a big loss like this is kind of disconcerting, yeah?
What's next: Robert Morris plays host to Fairleigh Dickinson at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Knights are 4-1 and 8-8. So I sense another tough one for the Colonials.
Random shoutout: To BK Ashe. I know I already acknowledged him in this here Rapid Reaction but IF YOU HAD SEEN his dancing whenever he was on the bench and one of his teammates made a big score, you'd shout him out, too. He honestly has some moves. Very smooth. Monmouth should look at recruiting him to join its bench antics.
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