Sunday, December 28, 2008

Stat of the Week


The number of points/rebounds Matt Wolff had in BU's most recent loss to the University of Delaware (70-68) for his first career double-double. Wolff was 3-of-5 from the field (including his third 3-pointer of the season and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line, none bigger than the two he knocked down with 12.3 seconds left to (temporarily) give BU the lead. In addition to Wolff's scoring effort, he added 12 rebounds -- one short of his season high -- as he consistently brings a toughness to the court BU coach Dennis Wolff is searching for.

There's a reason Wolff is one of the co-captains on the team and it's because of the way he leads on the court. The loss to Delaware provided a particularly good example of the ways Wolff -- who takes a lot of flack from fans for a variety of reasons -- commands the respect of his teammates. When BU's 3-point shots weren't falling (the Terriers were just 7-of-30 in the game) Wolff cleaned up down low, getting timely put-back layups and hauling in important rebounds. While his game may not be flashy, Wolff's effort is a large part of the reason the Terriers have stayed in every game they've played as he brings a constant presence of intensity for a team that's been searching for it for a large majority of the season. It's a given BU will have a few more off-shooting nights and Wolff will no doubt be a key player in those contests.


Ready to Rep Numero Dos said...

I'm legit impressed with this kid this season. I had my doubts at first, but I really like the Matt Wolff I see. Keep it up!

Nick said...

I have a feeling a lot of people might be in that same boat, especially once conference play starts. He's one of the better defenders in the conference and certainly one of the most collected, smart forwards.