Thursday, January 26, 2012

From the FreeP: Men’s basketball takes on rival Stony Brook

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Almost halfway through the America East Conference season, two teams – Boston University and Stony Brook University – have separated themselves from the bottom of the pack as each team only has one loss in the conference.

Friday night, inside the 1,700-seat confines of Pritchard Gymnasium on Stony Brook’s Long Island campus, the score will be settled and one team will put itself in prime position to win the conference’s regular title as the Terriers (11-11, 7-1 America East) and Seawolves (12-7, 7-1 America East) tip off.

The Terriers enter the game on their longest win streak of the season – a seven-game unbeaten run which has vaulted them from a 4-11 record back to the .500 threshold and in the driver’s seat to snag the league’s top seed for the conference tournament, even at this relatively early juncture in the season.

The current run is not indicative of BU being a streaky team – rather it is more of a referendum on a conference that the Terriers have found a significant level of success against in the last several years. Each of the Terriers’ seven wins have come over America East foes.


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