January 19, 2010

Easily the best game of the season


How could it not be?

BU blows out Albany in Agganis. In the process of that the Terriers knocked down 16, count 'em, 16 three-point field goals. My legs are tired from jumping up and down so much.

Every single player pretty much played some of their best basketball. Jeff Pelage finished with nine rebounds, and his hands looked softer than they ever have.

Photo of Jeff's hands after the game

Carlos Strong was unconscious from beyond the arc, finishing with 18 points, all three-pointers, all on just eight attempts. He was clearly feeling it the entire game.

I would look down while the Terriers were on defense, and before I looked up, Corey would have already stolen the ball. Then chances are him, John, or Corey would come back down and drill a three. Even Sully got into the action before he dislocated his shoulder!

And the three-pointers helped me thoroughly enjoy this game. If only BU could play Albany every game. To top it all off BU hit at least eight free throws to render the Raising Cane's BOGO challenge complete! There was a great spirit, a great energy in Agganis tonight.

Sure, plenty of people showed up to the game simply to get the free jersey give-a-way, and then left immediately. However, the team really treated those who stayed and showed what they're capable of. There were dunks. There were three-pointers. There was hard defense. It was Chambers style basketball and the entire building was getting into it.

Let's just hope there's no letdown as BU goes for three straight on the road. The toughest trip comes while going from UMBC to Maine. BU needs to keep their legs. Before we know it Tyler Morris will be back running point.

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