Thursday, January 24, 2013

Terriers prepare for conference match

By René Reyes/DFP Staff

Earlier this month at Case Gymnasium, Boston University coach Joe Jones dubbed his men’s basketball team’s victory over the University of Vermont a “character win.”

Despite missing two starters in freshman forward Nathan Dieudonne and junior forward Travis Robinson to injuries, the Terriers (9–10, 3–3 America East) pulled off the first upset of the America East stretch of the season with a 10-point win over the defending-champion Catamounts (12–6, 5–1 America East).

Now, two weeks later, BU will face another litmus test Wednesday night in the form of the league-leading University at Albany, which has rattled off four straight victories after receiving a 25-point thumping by Vermont on Jan. 5.

“They got handled pretty good by Vermont like we did at Stony Brook [University] and that can happen,” Jones said. “They’re tough and they’ve proven it. They’re 16 –4. They’ve been pretty good outside of that Vermont game, but that happens. That could happen on the road. They’re a very good basketball team.”


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