Friday, December 12, 2008

Boston University Preview

As previously mentioned, the Terriers will always hold a special place in my heart for all our virtual games won in NCAA March Madness. However, I will have no trouble picking a team to support on Saturday as the Irish look to bounce back from their second loss a week ago.

Boston U. is 5-3 and ranked 170th by Ken Pomeroy. Following a tough loss to George Washington to start the season, the Terriers rolled off three straight wins against weaker competition. The last four games have been split between wins over Ivy League squads and losses to Mount St. Mary's and Marshall.

BU is pretty average at... everything. Ranked 152nd on offense and 202nd on defense. Only one of the "four factors" places them in the top 100, as they force a respectable amount of turnovers on defense.

Corey Lowe, John Holland, and Jake O'Brien all average double digits in scoring. All three stroke it from downtown, making over 40% each. No good rebounders on the squad, as the 6'5" Holland averages the most at 5.3 a contest. This is partially due to a lack of height. The frontcourt is made of 6'8" O'Brien and 6'6" Wolff to go with Holland. Harangody should have no problem down low and hopefully Luke Zeller can use his height advantage to bang around inside a bit more than usual.

Should be another good win over a cupcake, but Boston is a solid team that could win the America East. Not a terrible game for the RPI. Let's put this away early and see some more of Scott and Nash on the floor.

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