BU Out-shoots NU 83-75
You'd think that a match-up between two mid-major basketball teams from Boston would be a draw at at Boston bar, but no.
No matter. As I sat by myself in the corner of the bar watching BU take on Northeastern, it felt like I was watching a Duke-UNC game. It was a back and forth athletic competition in which shot after shot was falling. Most baskets were answered by the other team. Was I really watching a BU game?
Corey Lowe was playing in a league of his own during the first half, draining threes like he was tossing coins into a wishing well. He scored 23 points in the first half, as it seemed NU's focus was on guarding John Holland. John Holland was quiet in the first half, but came to life in the second as the Corey Lowe Show garnered all of Huskies attention. He finished with a "paltry" 17 points.
Also in the second half, Jake O'Brien was left open enough times for him to score 21 points. He found his stroke big time, making 5 of 7 from three point range.
In all, the Terriers sank 15 threes. It was a fine display of what we're capable of, if we hit our shots.
And it wasn't just the offense that was on target. The Huskies made a lot of shots, trading 3's and 2's throughout the game, but the shots they missed, we rebounded. We collected 25 defensive rebounds, diminishing their second-chance shots and a key to winning the game.
But there's no denying that we won this game with our offense, something that we rarely do. Normally we win by keeping our opponants score around 65 or less, but the fact is we wouldn't have won without the slashing and shooting by Lowe and Holland, and a mammoth second-half explosiong by JOB.
It was a great game, not only because our offense put on a show, but because it's been quite a while since we've beaten Northeastern. They've made us look bad since they ditched us for the Colonial, but we made up for it tonight. If we keep up this momentum, we can head into conference play with a pretty damn good record.