Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Day After: (Binghamton 60, BU 59)

-- The crowd: For the first time all season, the crowd at The Roof was into it. It was loud, and didn't count the Terriers out when they were down big in the first half. When Corey Lowe hit his first 3-pointer of the game in front of BU's bench to give the Terriers their first lead since early in the first half, the energy was fabulous. Too bad that isn't a regular occurrence at BU.
-- Scott Brittain's performance: Brittain tied a career-high with 20 points (though a few more free-throws made at the end of the game might have changed the outcome, as well as a few more field goal conversions in the first half) and has played with increasing confidence as the season's drawn on.
-- Second-half comeback: After getting run out of the gym in the first half, the Terriers slowly chipped away at the Bearcats' lead and showed the right amount of grit in an extremely important regular-season game.

-- Defending the fast break: Binghamton took it to the Terriers and before they could turn around, they were down 10. The Bearcats are arguably the most athletic teams in the league and it showed in the first half (before they resorted to running a half-court offense) as they hit a number of NBA-type shots.

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