By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff
The Boston University men's basketball team knew the history and the stakes of its matchup against George Washington University in the first round of the Preseason National Invitational Tournament.
The Terriers had lost 17 of their 18 all-time games against the Colonials, including the past 11, meaning that BU had not defeated their opponent since Jimmy Carter was in the White House in 1979.
Yet none of it mattered to this remodeled Terrier team and program as they rode to a hot start and held off a fervent second-half comeback to beat the Colonials 76-67 on Wednesday night at The Pavilion at Villanova University.
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