Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Jesuit Hoops 1/31 roundup

The Gonzaga Bulldogs beat St. Mary's in the West Coast Conference 69-62 to claim top spot in the conference 4-0 (15-4 overall). Matt Bouldin led the Zags with 17 points.

The Georgetown Hoyas (12-7 and 3-5) travel to the Bradley Center in Milwaukee to play the Marquette Golden Eagles in Big East action. Although the Golden Eagles have a losing record (4-2) against G-Town, they are 18-2 overall and 7-0 in the Big East. Look for Marquette to upend the Hoyas this time around.

The last time the Boston College Eagles lost was to the Virginia Tech Hokies in Blacksburg Virginia 79-71. The was the last of a four game losing skid where they lost three straight at home. After traveling to Maryland where they beat the Terrapins, BC hosts Virginia Tech once more. The Eagles will be led by Reggie Jackson, Tyrese Rice, Joe Trapani, and Evan Ravanel.

When the greatest player in St. Joseph's University history -- Jameer Nelson -- was announced as a first time NBA All-Star, the Hawks won their seventh straight game over Richmond 68-58 in a road game in Virginia. They are now 12-7 and 5-0 in Atlantic 10 play. The Hawks travel to Ohio to go up against the #3 Dayton Flyers in a nationally televised game in a few days time. Xavier is top dog in the conference. Tasheed Carr and Ahmad Nivins lead the Hawks who will not have an easy time against the Flyers who are 7-0 this season in games decided by five points or less and its 13-game home winning streak - dating back to last season - is the longest in the Conference. In addition, UD is 35-4 under head coach Brian Gregory when it scores at least 75 points.

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