Wednesday, December 1, 2010

From the FreeP: Beaten down the stretch

By Luke Coughlan/DFP Staff

The Boston University men's basketball team showed that it can hang with the best of them Tuesday night when it took on the No. 10/11 University of Kentucky. For one half, at least.

While the Terriers (4-4) managed to stay with the Wildcats (5-1) through the first 20 minutes of the showdown and enter the locker room at halftime trailing by only seven points, they were run off of the floor in the second stanza. Kentucky outscored them, 51-24, en route to a 91-57 final. The loss marks the Terriers' fourth of the season and second in as many games against ranked teams.

"All I can say is that must have been one heck of a halftime speech," said BU coach Patrick Chambers. "I'm going to have to ask [Kentucky coach John Calipari] for a copy of that. We played pretty hard for 20 minutes, and then their talent, their strength between them. . .I mean, they're really talented and Coach Cal's a great coach. We were hoping to just hang and hang as long as we could. And that spurt in the first five minutes [of the second half] was just crushing, absolutely crushing. I'm proud of our kids. I didn't think they stopped competing and they didn't stop playing."


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