Game 9: Boston University

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    Game Notes



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    LU (6-13, 4-4) and ranked 238th
    BU (11-11, 4-5) and ranked 213st
    BU wins by 4 (78-74)

    Game Time: Noon, Sunday, 1/31
    Coverage: National TV (CBS Sports Network)



    Thanks for continuing to post these, 65. I realize that excitement has waned, with early record. I really appreciate the previews.



    All you need to know about the Terrier’s 76-67 win over Army West Point two nights ago………..

      From the Terrier Website

    Highlighted by senior Nathan Dieudonne’s third straight double-double and sophomore Cheddi Mosely’s team-high 23 points, the Boston University men’s basketball team claimed a 76-67 victory.

    Dieudonne led BU with 17 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, most by a Terrier in more than 15 years, to become the 17th in program history to reach 800 career points and 600 rebounds. Mosely stepped up on the offensive end by draining five 3-pointers to break the 20-point threshold for the first time since Dec. 10 and fourth time overall this season. Finishing with 12 points, senior John Papale added two more treys to moved up the BU record book into a tie for second all-time in made attempts from behind the arc with John Holland (’11) at 255 total.

      LU’s Junior Center Tim Kempton vs. BU’s Senior Forward Nathan Dieudonne
      Full Season Stat Comparison

    Height: 6’10” vs. 6’7”
    Weight: 225 vs. 225
    MPG: 29.0 vs. 28.6
    FG%: .514 vs .513
    3FG%: .231 vs. .313
    FT%: .782 vs. .558
    RPG: 7.9 vs. 7.5

    In their meeting earlier this year, both played 32 minutes with TK outdueling ND in both points scored (22 vs. 17) and rebounds (11 to 7). It promises to be a battle again on Sunday.

    Sitting 5th in the standings at 4-4 with 10 games to go, some would say it’s time to start thinking about the play of others in our quest to finish in the top half of the league or, at least, position yourselves 1 thru 6 to avoid the “Play-in” game scheduled on March 1st. Another consideration for those who really want to monitor team positioning, is to look for “sweeps” and the value the League places on them in tie-breaker situations. For example, a win over BU this weekend would give us a series sweep (2-0) and insure us the higher tournament seeding should the two squads end up with identical records after 18 games played. Teams looking for 2-game series sweeps tomorrow (Saturday, 1/30) include: Colgate, Bucknell, Navy and Loyola. Their opponents in similar order will be: American, Army, Holy Cross, and Lafayette.

    Thanks toddcudd for the comment.



    I’m gonna sound like a broken record here – but there’s no way joo’-dun-ay can guard TK. (phonetic added for friends).
    Figure out what to do when TK gets doubled, coach.


    Diedonne normally only plays PF, not center. Over the past seven games, 6-8 Havener is averaging 26 mpg as Boston’s starting center, while 6-11 Mbargorba is averaging 15.5 mpg at that spot. Before Mbargorba started getting minutes, 7-0 Dylan Haines had been starting at center. Thus I think it will be rare, barring serious foul trouble, that Dieudonne covers Kempton.

    I watched most of the other LU game with Boston, and I’m pretty sure Dieudonne didn’t guard Kempton at all when they played M2M. They did play some 2-3 zone, however, and of course different match-ups can occur vs a zone. In that game, 7-0 Haines started for Boston at center and played 23 minutes. And Goff added 22 minutes, mostly at center. Both of them guarded Kempton a lot. The problem is that Haines and Mbargorba are slow afoot and can’t stay in front of Kempton. Havener is much quicker but is only 6-8 and not that strong. Either way, it’s a good match-up for LU.

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