Boston University Preview

Here we go again- another matchup against an undersized, inexperienced opponent who also happens to be missing their best player- point guard Tyler Morris, an all-America East selection last year as a redshirt freshman who averaged over 13 points per game while shooting 47% from beyond the arc and 80% from the foul line, is out indefinitely with a foot injury. This leaves the Terriers very low on depth, and also low on scoring and shooting ability- their current top scorer, guard Corey Lowe, is only shooting 36.7% from the floor and 33.3% from beyond the arc. BU as a team is only shooting 38.4% from the floor (an awful 25.5% from three) and managing to turn the ball over 16.6 times per game. They don’t have a true starting center, as their tallest starter is 6’9″ forward Scott Brittain, averaging 5 boards and 1 block per game. Junior forward Ibrahim Konate (6’8″) just returned from an injury for BU’s last game (a 23-point loss to Marshall) and played fifteen minutes without attempting a shot and gathering in three rebounds.

I should see no reason why Pitt won’t dominate this game like they did against Buffalo. We are again playing a team from a poor conference who is missing their best player, lacks the height needed to defeat us, and certainly won’t beat us with their shooting. This a team who went 1-4 against the likes of Marshall and Northeastern, and I can’t imagine anything happening but their falling to 1-5. I would hope to see Dejuan Blair get a little more playing time than against Buffalo, as his tailbone is finally healed, but other than that I would just hope to see more of the same (especially if Gil Brown can drive to the hoop like he did against Buffalo). Last game I predicted a victory of 20 points and we ended up winning by 47, so I’ll say 20 points again for this Terrier team, though don’t be shocked if it’s more.

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One Response to “Boston University Preview”

  1. Keith McBride Says:

    I wouldn’t expect the same sort of energy as the last game.It was my opinion that Pitt wanted to just humiliate Buffalo after last year’s nail-biter.

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