Friday, March 18, 2011

Terriers fall to Kansas, 72-53, in NCAA second round

By Scott McLaughlin/DFP Staff

TULSA, Okla. -- The No. 16 seed Boston University men's basketball team hung tough for a half, but the top-seeded University of Kansas was too much for the Terriers to handle in the second, as the Jayhawks ultimately cruised to a 72-53 victory to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Both teams started slow, but the offenses picked it up as the first half went on, with BU matching Kansas bucket-for-bucket most of the way. Senior John Holland led the way for the Terriers with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the first. Freshman Dom Morris added a pair of big 3-pointers and sophomore Jeff Pelage came up with an emphatic block on Marcus Morris seconds before the intermission.

The Jayhawks came out flying in the second half, though. They started with a 10-3 run and never looked back, as the Terriers struggled to knock down shots for the remainder of the game.

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