Thursday, February 2, 2012

From the FreeP: Comeback falls short as BU succumbs to Catamounts

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

With just more than four minutes remaining and a largely impassive Agganis Arena observing a double-digit deficit, Boston University men’s basketball sophomore point guard D.J. Irving moved around a well-placed screen from senior center Patrick Hazel and calmly pulled up to sink a 3-pointer near the top of the key.

The basket was the Terriers’ first from 3-point range all game, and for many in attendance, it was a sigh of relief and a breakthrough for a BU team that had struggled to shoot and score against a suffocating University of Vermont defense.

But Irving’s shot was just that at the time – a nice step for a team that didn’t want to be shut out from beyond the arc, but at the time the ball swished through the net, BU still trailed Vermont 57-43 with 4:01 left in the game. For most intents and purposes, the result of the game wasn’t in doubt – but BU would put it in doubt.

Beginning with Irving’s 3-pointer, BU closed a 17-point deficit to a single point in just over three and a half minutes.


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