Thursday, December 9, 2010
BU falls to La Salle 84-81 for first home loss of the season
The Terriers' men basketball team dropped to 4-6 overall this season and 2-1 at home after an 84-81 loss to the La Salle Explorers at Agganis Arena. Darryl Partin lead BU with 20 points on 8-17 shooting before fouling out with 30 seconds remaining. John Holland and Dom Morris both added 15 points off the bench but this was not enough to overcome the Explorers' offensive attack lead by Rebun Guillandeaux's 21 points and Earl Pettis' 19 points. The Terriers lost the lead for good with around five minutes remaning after trailing for much of the first half by as much with 12 points with five minutes left before halftime. BU still had two chances to tie the game and send it to OT with under a minute left but G D.J. Irving missed the second of 2 free throws and John Holland missed a three at the buzzer to sum up a frustrating night for the Terriers as they could not get much consistency on the defensive end of the court. They were in the double bonus by the end of both halves and they could have used those points back at the end of the game as John Holland's shot clanked off the backboard to end the game. Matt Griffin's intentional fall in the middle of the second half also hurt and he did not see much time for the rest of the game.
I felt like Morris has the most potential to be a difference-maker on this team as you could tell when he was on the court as he showed off all of his offensive talents. Him and Partin were easily the stars of the game for BU as Holland, Jake O'Brien, and Matt Griffin all had quiet nights. This team will need more from their upperclassmen if they want to take advantage in America East play starting in January.