Monday, February 25, 2013

From the FreeP: Irving reaches milestone in 68-59 victory

By Michael Bagarella/DFP Staff

The Boston University men’s basketball team defeated the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Saturday night, 68-59, to claim its sixth straight victory.

The game started off with a historic mark for junior guard D.J. Irving. Following a UMBC (6-21, 4-10 America East) turnover, Irving hit a 3-pointer 1:19 into the game to give BU (17-11, 11-4 America East) a 3-0 lead. More importantly, the 3-point shot put Irving past the 1,000-point milestone.

“It's a great achievement for D.J., but I don’t know how aware of it he was at the time,” said BU coach Joe Jones. “He did not play like he was aware of it, which doesn’t surprise me about him at all. He is such a team player.”

In terms of celebration, the game did not pause to honor the milestone, and the Terriers kept building momentum off the big 3-pointer.


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