Monday, March 21, 2011

From the FreeP: BU trip to Big Dance a short but memorable one

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

TULSA, Okla. — Terrier fans couldn’t have asked for a better first half from the Boston University men’s basketball team in its first NCAA game in nine years. Senior forward John Holland netted 15 points, freshman forward Dom Morris knocked down a pair of big 3s and the 16th-seeded Terriers found themselves trailing top-seeded University of Kansas by just four points at the break.

Unfortunately for BU, the Jayhawks (33-2) hit their stride and started the second half on a 10-3 run. The Terriers (21-14) chipped away and managed to cut the lead to six with 10 minutes to go, but Kansas promptly answered with a 13-2 run and cruised the rest of the way to a 72-53 victory.

“I’m proud of our team. I’m proud of our guys,” said BU coach Patrick Chambers after the game. “They showed that we’re going to go out and play BU basketball for 40 minutes, and if that’s good enough, that’s great. If not, that’s OK, too. Kansas is terrific. They’re a well-balanced team and they can hurt you in many different ways, and that’s what happened on that little run.”


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