Wednesday, January 18, 2012

From the FreeP: Terriers quiet Albany star shooter

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

Going into its game against the University at Albany, the Boston University men’s basketball team knew what it had to focus on in order to win – neutralize a potent Great Danes offense led by forward Gerardo Suero.

For the Terriers (8-11, 4-1 America East), it didn’t matter that Albany (12-8, 4-2 America East) had the conference’s second highest scoring offense or that Suero entered the game as the nation’s fourth-leading scorer; if they could clamp down on both Suero and subsequently the Albany offense, they would be able to come out on top.

Ultimately, BU was able to do that – and more – as it limited Suero to a season-low six points and the Great Danes to 57 points in its 70-57 win Monday night at Agganis Arena.

“Our guys did a great job in the game plan,” said BU coach Joe Jones. “I thought they really understood what we were trying to do from a defensive perspective and an offensive perspective. We played like a very good team for most of the game.”


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