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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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.


At 8:45 PM, Blogger M.B.G. said...

what's so enjoyable and frankly, remarkable about our team, is that we have so many dangerous, dangerous threats.
While c-lowe was draining everything in sight, obviously remarkable, it was the threat of john holland that opened it up early for him. like high roller said, they were keying on holland, rightly so i suppose, lowe has not shown a whole lot this season, whereas holland.....well, you know. lowe's domination was enabled by others and facilitated the domination by other terriers. (though shots were not in abundance in the second half, he had some remarkably, un-lowe like dishes for scores)
speaking of people struggling to contribute, how bout that game by tyler? he shot like a blind man in the 1st half, hustled hard and hit his stride in the 2nd half. really excited to see the return of morris, even if its just a glimmer.
jake fucking O'brian!! how does a team defend another whose center can drain threes? huge game from the freshman.
i could go on, but this would just get all gooey...wolfe continues to contribute, as does los...

point being, when we go to the bench, i get more excited...
can you say that about any other team?

At 8:55 PM, Blogger the High Roller said...

yes I'd say we're probably one of the deeper teams in the AE. When Brittain is all the way back, we'll have several different scoring threats, and we'll have 9 people that'll rotate and get playing time

At 10:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game. Obviously some big-time, very hot three-point shooting. But give Woolf credit too. They came up with the schemes to shut down the NE inside game. Janning was very good Corey was even better. And we were tougher, mentally tougher. It will be a real test on the home court of a very capable team on Saturday. Mt. St. Mary's can play bigger than their conference.

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

if the team wins up to the nd game...wut does everyone think of the odds of bu beating #8 nd?

At 12:36 AM, Blogger the High Roller said...

Ehh, that might be pushing it. I'm sure Wolff will have a pretty good game plan, but it'll come down to execution and athleticism, and ND is on another level. It'll be fun to see how JOB handles Harangody, assuming he'll be guarding him. A good way to welcome him to the college level.

At 1:16 AM, Blogger The Hot Dog said...

Do they have a shot against ND? Hell 2 the NAH. Sorry.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Matt said...

I'll be happy if BU is even competitive against ND -- nobody on BU's roster has ever had to deal with a big man of Harangody's caliber. He'll most likely drop 30 on us.

If BU goes into South Bend and keeps it reasonably close, within 15 or so, I'll be very happy.

At 7:35 PM, Blogger the High Roller said...

How long does take to get over pneumonia? We may get lucky.


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