Sunday, March 1, 2009

GAMEDAY: University of Hartford vs. Boston University

One game remains in the regular season and it's against the worst team in the conference -- the University of Hartford. The game, aside from an opportunity to honor the three seniors in the program -- Matt Wolff, Marques Johnson and Sam Tully -- will give the Terriers a chance to fine-tune their game prior to the tournament. If they win, it would be the first time since 2005-06 that BU would enter the tournament on a winning streak.

Aside from honoring the seniors (Wolff and Johnson will most likely start, and we'll see if Tully does the same) the progress of two players will be particularly interesting to follow -- Corey Lowe and Jeff Pelage. Lowe, who had previously been on a nasty shooting slump, started to break out with three second-half 3s in BU's most recent win against Maine. If Lowe can continue to stay locked-in, it would be a huge advantage to the Terriers in the tournament.

Additionally, Jeff Pelage has been playing the best basketball of his young career for roughly a week between practice and games combined. The 6-foot-9 forward has begun to use his body in a brilliant way, fighting for rebounds and finishing strong around the basket. His continued improvement could help the Terriers greatly as they make their run at a conference championship.

The games prior to BU's 3:00 p.m. start time will determine who the No. 6 seed in the America East Tournament will be, so we commend your attention to them.

Also, be sure to check the blog at noon for live coverage of the women's basketball game as part of a double header at Agganis Arena.

Holland dunk highlight vs. Maine

Projected Starting Lineups

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