Monday, November 15, 2010

From the FreeP: M. basketball can't catch Northeastern in opener

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff
Despite a strong and urgent second-half comeback, the Boston University men's basketball team opened its 2010-11 season with a 66-64 road loss to rival Northeastern University at Matthews Arena.
With a reassembled roster that features seven freshmen to go along with three transfers and only three returning players, the Terriers (0-1) struggled through much of the first half, falling behind 41-29 at halftime.
Early on, BU struggled to consistently find or create open shots, often settling for contested jump shots or forcing up deep 3-pointers.
"I want uncontested shots," said BU coach Patrick Chambers. "I'd like to see us share the ball a little bit more. The best thing to do is get a one-on-one early, drive the basketball, get to the foul line and make some plays."

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