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The Boston University basketball team played three contests over this holiday season, avenging their 2008 loss against Mount St. Mary’s 86-77, but were outmatched by Dayton 74-60, and struggled against America East rival Stony Brook, falling 84-75. The Terriers have fallen three games under the .500 mark to 5-8 and 0-1 in conference play. Coach Pat Chambers has been very encouraging throughout this year, despite his team’s early struggles. Injuries and streaky shooting performances have been to blame for many of the eight early season losses. Coach describes the year by saying “The season is a marathon, not a sprint!” Hopefully this statement will boost the Terrier morale and confidence, as they head up to New Hampshire to play the Wildcats on Thursday, January 7.
21 Points Means Magic As BU Wins their Third Straight Game Against the Mount
Four Terrier Starters tallied double figure point totals as BU easily fended off a comeback attempt by Mount St. Mary’s to extend their win streak to three games. John Holland and Jake O’Brien led BU with 21 points each, who led the game by as many as 19 points in the 2nd half. The Mount defeated BU in 2008 on their home floor by nine points, but this year, Christmas came several days early as BU left for the holiday break at 5-6.
Dayton Flyers Soar Past BU by 14
Standout forward Chris Wright’s 19 points and a career high 23 from Rob Lowery gave Dayton its 10th victory on the season and 5ooth overall win in the 40 year history at the Dayton, Ohio arena. The Terriers struggled finding the bottom of the net, rimming out 20 of 30 three pointers, and finishing the game under 40% from the field. Corey Lowe was the lone bright spot for BU with 17 points. BU dug itself a deep hole in the first half, allowing Dayton to jump in front by 15 points. The Terriers crawled back in the second half to close the deficit to four points at 54-50, but the team could only muster 10 more points down the stretch and eventually Dayton pulled away.
BU Fails to Douse the Seawolves’ Hot Shooting
Stony Brook guard Brian Dougher single handedly put away the Terriers in both teams’ first game in America East conference play. Dougher set career highs with 30 points and also sank eight three pointers en route to helping the Seawolves defeat BU at Case Gymnasium. Shadowed in the loss were a career high 27 points by sophomore Jake O’Brien. The Terriers led early 23-16, but Dougher’s outside shooting led a 8-0 Stony Brook run, and BU never saw the lead again.