Thursday, March 10, 2011

From the FreeP: Terriers right a sinking ship after tough loss to UNH, ride wave to championship game

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

After a 60-48 loss to University of New Hampshire, it appeared that the Boston University men’s basketball team was on the verge of collapse, if not at that point already.

The Terriers had not only suffered their most humiliating loss of the season at the hands of one of the America East Conference’s worst teams—playing without two of its best players, no less—but it was their third loss in the last five games.

With an overall record of 10-13 with just eight games remaining in the regular season, it seemed like the Terriers, the preseason pick to win the America East title, were following an all-too-familiar script—high expectations followed by underwhelming play and utter disappointment.

When it seemed as though fortune could get no worse for the Terriers, it did with the news of a season-ending foot injury to junior forward Jake O’Brien, a preseason all-conference selection and the team’s leading rebounder at the time.


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