Wednesday, February 2, 2011

From the FreeP: Holland reaches milestone in second half

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Enough was at stake for the Boston University men’s basketball team heading into its game against the University of Maine on Tuesday night at Agganis Arena.

They were at home, playing the conference-leading Black Bears, a team that had already dismantled them a mere month ago. There were also questions surrounding the season-ending injury to junior forward Jake O’Brien and how his absence would affect the Terriers going forward. Did they have any hope left to capture an elusive conference title without the preseason all-conference selection?

But in a mere instant, all of that changed, doubts laid to rest and questions cast aside for another day. For even in a sport like college basketball, where the sum of the parts far outstrips an individual cog, there are moments when greatness on the part of a lone player can trump all.


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