Three Pointer: Points in Case

Malik Thomas blocks an Akeem Williams shot in the first half, but a foul was called on the play.

Malik Thomas blocks Akeem Williams in the first half, but a foul was called on the play. (Beanpot Hoops photo)

Stay tuned Thursday for a full story on the Terriers’ offense. For tonight, a Three Pointer from BU’s blowout at Case Gymnasium:

Boston University 91, UMass-Lowell 65

1. Out with the old (conference), in with the new. Wednesday’s game pitted the lone team that left the America East in 2013 against its replacement, making it a pretty good microcosm of how the Terriers’ former league was hurt by conference realignment. The Terriers finished top-four and at least .500 in the America East in each of their last 12 seasons; if today’s game is any indication, the new-to-Division-I River Hawks won’t reach that level for a while. BU led 24-6 at the first media timeout and set a school record with 64 first-half points, cashing in early on a should-win game.

2. Morris Dom-inates. Though two games, forward Dom Morris is having quite a season — on the heels of an efficient 12-point outing against Northeastern, the senior went for 27 points on 12-for-15 shooting in Wednesday’s rout. For the season, Morris has a true shooting percentage of 85 percent with only two turnovers. “I can’t believe the way I’m [playing] right now,” Morris said. “I never thought I’d be like this. It’s great.”

Dom Morris takes a second-half breather. Morris scored 27 points in 26 minutes Wednesday night.

Dom Morris takes a second-half breather. Morris scored 27 points in 26 minutes. (Beanpot Hoops photo)

3. Nitpicking the Terriers’ defense. It’s hard to find negatives in a 26-point victory, but BU shouldn’t really allow a team of the River Hawks’ caliber to shoot 45 percent. The Terriers forced 12 turnovers in the game’s first 12 minutes, but after settling in, UMass-Lowell found open shots in the paint and especially in the left corner. The hosts can’t really be blamed for losing focus in a rout — and these aren’t the same problems the Terriers had in their opener, when they were outmuscled by Northeastern in the paint — but BU can’t afford any lapses at UConn on Sunday.

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One Response to Three Pointer: Points in Case

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice, thanks for the write up!

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