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Men’s Basketball Ends Season with Semifinal Loss

Coach Chambers’ first year ends at 21-14

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John Holland (CGS’09, COM’11) drives to the basket. Photo by BU Athletics

Trailing 43-42, Virginia Commonwealth University opened the second halfwith an 8-0 run and never saw its lead cut below 5 as VCU beatBoston University, 88-75, in the College Basketball Invitationalsemifinals last night in Richmond, Va.

Terrier Jake O’Brien (CGS’10) tallied 20 points and JeffPelage (CGS’10) posted a career-high 13 rebounds, as the BU team ended its101st season with a 21-14 record.

The Terriers entered last night’s game having won 10 of their last 12 games, while VCU (24-9) had dropped only one home game all season. BU had already made America East history, becoming the first squad to win two games in a postseason tournament.

On March 17, BU made a cross-country trip to Oregon State for a dominating 96-78 victory, then returned home to host Ohio Valley Conference runner-up Morehead State on March 22, pulling out a thrilling 91-89 overtime win.

VCU now advances to the best-of-three championship series beginning Monday, March 29, against either Princeton or St. Louis.

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2 Comments on Men’s Basketball Ends Season with Semifinal Loss

  • Anonymous on 03.25.2010 at 9:26 am

    I’m so proud of this team and cannot wait to see what next season will bring! Kudos to first year Head Coach Pat Chambers and his staff!

  • Anonymous on 03.25.2010 at 3:48 pm

    Incredible year!

    Fantastic first year for Coach Chambers! Looking forward to what the future holds… Awesome as an alumnus to be able to watch our Terriers excel and the program return to prominence. Thank you to all the seniors who gave such a great effort all four (and some 5) years!

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