Wednesday, February 20, 2013

From the FreeP: BU looks to continue stellar play

By Christopher Dela Rosa/DFP Staff

With spirits at the highest they have been all season long, the red-hot Boston University men’s basketball team is getting set to take on the University at Albany Wednesday night at Case Gymnasium as part of its America East farewell tour.

“Our guys know that we have a lot of respect for Albany,” said BU coach Joe Jones. “They’re well-coached and they have a very good team. They have a very good inside-outside game. They’re a tough team.”

The Terriers started off their season in a disappointing fashion, dropping their first five games, three of which were lost by three points or fewer. But they had a massive outburst, beating Coastal Carolina University 74–44 to pick up their first victory.

Since then, Jones’ team has steadily improved. At the moment, BU is riding a four-game win streak that began with a 79–72 win over the University of Maine on Feb. 5. Since then, the Terriers defeated Binghamton University, the University of Vermont and the University of New Hampshire, giving them season sweeps of three teams in conference play.


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