Saturday, February 26

This is what joy looks like

BC beat UConn tonight, and it was one of those games that makes being a fan worth it. The team was crushed by the loss of Jess Deveny and hasn't beaten a single ranked team all season (though I will point out that all the ranked teams they played were ranked higher than they were anyway). But tonight was senior night, and BC was not going to lose. Aja Parham was all over the court (13 points, 6 boards, 4 assists, 2 steals), but really, everyone stepped up -- BC had four players in double digits, compared to UConn's one.

When the buzzer sounded, I was literally jumping for joy -- so was Pam, half of the crowd, and the players. It was a huge win for this team. And when Clare Droesch rushed across the floor to celebrate with Jess, I just about lost it. Jess dropped her crutches and Clare just lifted her into the air. I was this close to rushing the court, people. Oh, I wished I had taped it on ESPN2! Was it a bigger win than last year's in the Big East tournament? I don't know, but since I saw it in person, maybe yes. And if anyone finds a picture of Clare picking up Jess, I must know about it. This AP shot of Jess celebrating was as close as I could get.

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