Wednesday, January 18, 2012

From the FreeP: BU defense subdues greatness of Danes

By René Reyes/DFP Staff

On game day, Curtis Wilson takes his usual spot on the bench a few seats down from Boston University men’s basketball coach Joe Jones and does his coaching from there. He is two months into his first year as a member of the BU coaching staff and rarely given the credit he deserves for the Terriers’ on-court success.

That all changed, though, due to his invaluable contributions these past few days in having BU (8-11, 4-1 America East) well prepared and equipped with solid strategies for its Monday night matchup with the University at Albany (12-8, 4-2 America East), a 70-57 win.

Wilson, whose game plan limited the Great Danes to almost 18 points below their season average and held their dynamic guards Gerardo Suero and Mike Black to 19 total points on a combined 5-of-23 shooting, scouted Albany to perfection. As a result, BU had considerable success in neutralizing the conference’s second-highest scoring offense.

Jones made sure to praise his assistant coach’s efforts following the Terriers’ win over the Great Danes at Agganis Arena.


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