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Quote: Both Bucknell & ‘Gate used almost exclusively upper classmen. Each had a sophomore starter, but no other sophomore or freshman players had significant minutes.

One reason for BU only using one freshman is that 6-9 center Ben Oberfeld sprained his knee in practice. He would likely have seen significant minutes if healthy. Azzinaro, a highly regarded freshman, played 10 minutes and looked good offensively. His defense will determine whether he sees 20+ minutes in games this year. Soph wing Chris Hass did play 11 minutes and soph guard Ryan Frazier played 10. Both will definitely be contributors, with Hass having a lot of upside if he improves his defense enough to stay on the floor.