Sunday, December 7, 2008

Stat of the Week


Points, that is. The Terriers fell just short in yesterday's tightly contested game versus Marshall, but Corey Lowe's 36-point performance was significant nonetheless. Lowe shattered the previous record for most points scored by a BU player in Agganis -- 29, by Rashad Bell in the first men's game played at Agganis, an epic 61-55 win over Taylor Coppenrath and the Catamounts -- and nearly eclipsed the 37-point performance of Coppenrath in that same Terriers-Catamounts clash. The 36 points were also a personal best.

More important than the total, though, was how Lowe accumulated those points. Although Lowe did hit seven of ten threes, he also used his athleticism to get to the rim and the free throw line. In addition, Lowe stayed hot at the end of the game even as his supporting cast faltered. All eight of BU's points in the final two minutes of the game came courtesy of Lowe, including five of six free throws. In fact, after missing a jumper with 11:38 left to go in the second half, Lowe scored 21 of his 36 points in the remaining time without missing a single shot from the field. While the Thundering Herd's free throw shooting and second-chance buckets proved to be insurmountable obstacles for the Terriers, Lowe put the team on his back in the second half and nearly managed to pull out a win at The Greek. As disappointing as this loss must be for both Lowe and the team, Lowe should be applauded for turning in a superlative performance.

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