Thursday, November 17, 2011

COUGHLAN: For once, BU community comes through for men’s basketball

By Luke Coughlan/DFP Staff

There was no way that they were going to fill Case Gymnasium.

No way. No how.

No way that Boston University fans were going to show up for a 5 p.m. men’s basketball game on a Friday. Not when they had a men’s ice hockey bout between BU and Merrimack College for which to prepare at the same time.

Nope. Not without John Holland, and not without departed head coach Patrick Chambers.

They weren’t going to show up . . .

And then, they did.

Defying a precedent as old as the venue itself, Boston University basketball fans packed The Roof on Friday for the Terriers’ season opener against the Northeastern University Huskies, squeezing a sold out crowd of 1,875 into the rickety bleachers to set a program record for attendance at Case Gym.


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