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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Out of Our Way

It truly feels like the Terrier's are picking up some momentum. Our three game winning streak was ended by a loss to Stony Brook, but we bounced back with an exciting win over UMBC on Sunday. It came down to the wire, as every game seems to, but we stayed strong in the final minutes, and kept our composure. It looks as though our players are learning from their rookie mistakes early in the year, and our collection of freshman, along with a couple Seniors and a Sophmore or two, are working as a team to win games.

The best evidence of this is that on Sunday, we pulled off a strong win, a comeback win, without the help of Corey Lowe. There's no word as to how he is, but we saw a boot on his right foot as he sat out the game. We're worried about him, but the team did overcome his temporary (we hope) loss.

The Big O lead the way with 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 steals. He was a monster out there, and played nearly the entire game. He came out minimal times, once because of a slight unknown injury, but he returned and continued to rock the house.

In the closing minutes, Omari and Scott Brittain refused let the Retreivers get the ball near the hoop, while Tyler Morris was clutch as usual, nailing every free throw down the stretch. Hey - maybe we won because we made our free throws? Maybe.

Props to Brian Macon, who has drawn much attention to himself so far this year, but managed to sink two extremely clutch 3-pointers in the second half. I'm going to make a bold guess and say that Macon will fill a very key roll as we make our charge towards the tournament.

The top four teams are all within a game and a half, and seven teams have three or more wins. Right now is a very exciting time of the season. Sooner or later, the dominant team is going to emerge, and we're going to know who to fear in the play-offs. Who will it be?

An intense battle between BU and Albany, numbers 2 and 3, will go down Wednesday night. If you can't be there, you can find it on NESN. It's one that you won't want to miss.


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