Thursday, January 19, 2012

From the FreeP: Terriers aim to avenge rockbottom performance

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

For many members of the Boston University men’s basketball team, Lundholm Gymnasium is somewhere they remember quite well, although not for the right reasons.

It was there roughly 11 months ago that the Terriers (8-11, 4-1 America East) hit what they repeatedly called the “rock bottom” of their 2010-11 season, in a 60-48 loss to the University of New Hampshire. A humiliating defeat that not only sent BU to its third loss in five games, but also dropped its overall record to 10-13.

But for that BU team, the lowest depths and setbacks proved to be the catalyst of an extraordinary run, which saw the Terriers reel off an 11-game win streak sending them to the program’s first NCAA Tournament in almost a decade.

Now, almost a full year and an entire coaching staff later, the Terriers return to Durham, N.H. for the first time since the fateful day as they are set to take on New Hampshire (6-10, 1-4 America East) Thursday.


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