Friday, February 6, 2009

The Day After: (BU 77, Albany 67)

Not one, but two impressive streaks were impacted by BU's win over the University of Albany on Thursday night at Agganis Arena. The first? The Terriers finally won a regular season game at Agganis after having lost their previous nine contests. The second? BU continued its string of impressive play, running its winning streak to seven games with a 10-point victory over a team that beat the Terriers at the start of conference play.

Corey Lowe and John Holland were once again brilliant as the pair combined for 52 points to counteract Will Harris' 28 points on 12-of-27 shooting. Harris' 27 field goal attempts were the most by any America East player this season and a Division-I record for any UAlbany player.

Not much else needs to be said that hasn't been linked in the press below. The Terriers will have one day of rest before ending their second (and final) physically-demanding stretch of the season Saturday against UNH.

-- Winning at Agganis: 'Nuff said.
-- Lowe/Holland again: Fifty-two points between the duo carried the Terriers on Thursday and while BU has been receiving complete team efforts on a nightly basis during the winning streak, it'll be very hard for the Terriers to win if the pair isn't on top of their respective games.

-- Rebounding margin: The Terriers are last in the conference in defensive rebounding, which basically means that even if they hold opponents to a low shooting percentage, it still might not be enough to win the game if teams are getting second and third looks from short range.
-- Holland's second half: Albany's triangle-and-two sufficiently shut down Holland and he seemed frustrated even in the press conference after a win. If other teams learn how to replicate the same guard of Holland, it could throw a kink into BU's newly incredibly efficient offense.

Vanquishing the ghosts
BU finally breaks the Agganis curse
Returned player lays UAlbany low
UAlbany-Boston U. postgame thoughts

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