AE Daily: Jan. 10January 10th, 2011 by Matt Whitrock
In yesterday’s action: The Terriers issued their challenge to Vermont’s early-season dominance, and Hartford kept the Great Danes on a short leash.
Boston University 74, Vermont 65
The Catamounts (11-4, 2-1 AE) saw their four-game win streak come to a screeching halt, as host Boston University (7-10, 2-1 AE) got it done at both ends of the floor. The Terriers’ offensive rating of 113.7 was their highest since hosting Saint Joseph’s before Christmas, and was the highest figure allowed by the Catamounts since Vermont’s loss to BYU back on December 8. BU got all but 10 of its points from three players: Darryl Partin (24), John Holland (24) and D.J. Irving (16). Meanwhile, the Catamount starters were held to 34 percent shooting from the field, a handicap too severe for the UVM bench to overcome.
Hartford 62, Albany 42
The Hawks (5-10, 2-0 AE) never trailed yesterday and won their second straight conference game due to some stifling defense. The Great Danes (8-10, 1-2 AE) were held to the lowest point total of any Hartford opponent since the Hawks’ 75-38 defeat of Marist on November 18 of last season. Tim Ambrose had his second straight clunker, posting just four points on 2-of-10 shooting from the field, 0-of-3 shooting at the stripe, and four turnovers. Meanwhile, Hartford eclipsed the point-per-possession mark for the third consecutive game despite miserable shooting from the normally dynamic duo of Joe Zeglinski and Morgan Sabia (combined 7-of-28). The Hawks made more shots from outside the arc (12) than from inside (11) – Hartford attempted 36 triples! – and committed just six turnovers to Albany’s 17.
There is one game tonight – Stony Brook takes on the Bearcats at the Events Center in Vestal.