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American shuts down BU, advances to NCAA tournament

With an NCAA tournament bid on the line Wednesday night, Boston University’s offense suffered 40 minutes of Murphy’s Law at the worst possible time. The regular-season Patriot League champions, who had scored 91 points in each of their first two … Continue reading

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Postseason Preview: Boston College vs. Georgia Tech, ACC First Round

Also see the Postseason Preview for BU-American in tonight’s Patriot League championship game. The game: 14. Boston College (8-23 overall, 4-14 ACC) vs. 11. Georgia Tech (15-16, 6-12); 7:00 Wednesday, ESPN2. In-league efficiency: BC: -.08 (1.09 pts/poss, 1.17 allowed); GT: … Continue reading

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BU’s defense solves American, nears Patriot League title

The first time Boston University faced American this season, at the Eagles’ Bender Arena, it didn’t end well for the visitors. In what was then a meeting of Patriot League unbeatens, American shot 8-for-14 on two-pointers and an absurd 11-for-14 … Continue reading

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BU escapes Army, makes Patriot League a 2-team race

As John Templon of Big Apple Buckets discovered last month, Army players substitute more frequently than any other team in the nation. So as Wednesday night’s game at Agganis Arena went into overtime — after Army had erased a 22-point … Continue reading

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The Breakdown: Vintage Brandyn Curry performance boosts Harvard on both ends

Brandyn Curry was 10 seconds away from going down in history as an all-time Harvard hero. In the waning minutes of the 2011 Ivy League playoff — which is either “famous” or “infamous,” depending on one’s allegiences — Curry, as … Continue reading

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Guards let up: Behind BC’s defensive struggles

Boston College lost its ACC opener to Maryland last night, 88-80, continuing an already-disappointing season. The Eagles are 3-7, and it’s not hard to figure out why — they’ve given up an astonishing 1.19 points per possession, worst among major-conference … Continue reading

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