From the FreeP: BU men's basketball wins 2 of 3 in California tournament
By Jacklyn Bamberger/DPF Staff
The Boston University men’s basketball team came away from their weekend in Irvine, Calif., with a 2-1 record, posting key wins over the University of California-Irvine and Long Island University-Brooklyn and falling to Eastern Washington University.
Friday, the Terriers faced an Eastern Washington (4-2) squad that was fresh off of an 82-44 thrashing of Walla Walla University. The Eagles proved to be a formidable foe for the Terriers as neither team could break through in the opening half. Eastern Washington went into the break nursing a 39-34 lead.
Eagles forward Venky Jois and guard Tyler Harvey troubled the Terriers in the second half, as they each broke into double digits to extend the Eastern Washington lead to 12 with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest. BU would never come close, as the Eagles went on to win the game 80-68.
Eastern Washington shot 54.4 percent from the field and used its height advantage to outscore the Terriers in the paint 34-22.
Sophomore guard Nathan Dieudonne recorded his first ever double-double Friday, scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Watson Jr. led the Terriers with 18 points.
The Terriers used the loss against the Eagles as motivation for Saturday and Sunday’s games.