Monday, February 14, 2011

From the FreeP: Empire state of mind

By René Reyes/DFP Staff

NEW YORK – Under the bright lights of New York City, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are usually the ones who take Madison Square Garden by storm.

On Thursday, in his first game at The Garden, Boston University men’s basketball senior forward and Bronx, N.Y., native John Holland put on a show of his own at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” dropping 25 points on 8-of-14 shooting as BU blew open a tightly contested matchup in the second half of a 63-44 victory over the University at Albany.

“I thought our team played really well,” said BU coach Patrick Chambers. “We defended really well. Albany’s a great team. Obviously, they missed some shots tonight. We played hard, got in foul trouble, had a great attitude, kept playing BU basketball, which was great. This was a great experience for our program, for our team and it’s something they’ll never forget.”

“It was a great experience,” Holland said. “I’m happy we won. That’s the most important thing. Hopefully, we’re starting to put it all together and make this run. It’s all coming down to the stretch, and hopefully, it all comes together.”


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