Boston University Men’s Basketball – Going Dancing

The Boston University Men’s Basketball team (21-13) took on Stony Brook (15-17) Saturday for the 2011 America East Conference championship.

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The game was played in front of 3845 fans at Agganis Arena, home to the BU Terriers. Boston University came into the game on an impressive 10 game winning streak.

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The atmosphere was tremendous as Terrier fans came out in support their team which was the #2 seed going into the America East Tournament

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The first half was a tough one for the Terriers who at one point trailed 15-3 with 8 minutes to go. They did however regroup chipping away and trailed by 7 (30-23) at halftime

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BU Coach Patrick Chambers found a way to light a spark as the Terriers made an impressive second half run

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BU guard Mat Griffin (#2) plays tight defense as the Terriers clawed their way back

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BU Guard D.J. Irving (#13) led the Terriers in minutes played on Saturday scoring 12 points.

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BU Senior John Holland (#23) carried the Terriers in the second half. Holland was the games high scorer with 27 points and also added a game high 11 rebounds

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Holland had an impressive run of 14 straight points and scored 23 of his 27 in the second half

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BU Fans were in awe as the Terriers cut the 7 point half time deficit and clawed their way back to outscore Stony Brook by 9 in the second half

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BU Head Coach Patrick Chambers signals the play in the midst of the exciting Terrier comeback

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Midway through the second half there started to be that feeling that this might be the time for the Terriers.

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Anticipation from the BU bench as the game winds down to the final inbound pass. Stony Brook made it interesting with a very close half court shot with seconds remaining but the Terriers pulled out a 56-54 victory

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The win marks Boston University’s 6th conference title in school history and first since 2002.

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Boston University’s John Holland was named the tournament Most Outstanding Player adding to his America East Player of the year honor

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With the win the Boston University Terriers earned an automatic bid to the NCAA National Tournament. They will play Friday, March 18th against #1 seed Kansas in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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