Men’s basketball kicks off a long road trip in New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon

Boston University (3-1) in New Hampshire (2-1)
Date & Time: Sunday 20 Nov | 13 o’clock
Venue: Lundholm High School | Durham, New Hampshire
Twitter: @BUGameDay | @TerrierMBB

BOSTON- After winning back-to-back home games, the Boston University men’s basketball team will open a seven-game road trip in New Hampshire on Sunday, with the pick scheduled for 1:00 p.m

The Terriers and Wildcats resume a rivalry dating back to 1908 after a two-year hiatus. After BU left America East for the Patriot League in the summer of 2013, the two programs met for six straight seasons from 2014–19, with the Terriers winning the last five contests.

TERRIER PILLOW

  • On Thursday, BU topped 100 points for the first time since 2016 against Hartford (102-66) after clinching their widest lead since 2010 against Johnson & Wales (96-51) on Monday.
  • The Terriers’ seven-game road trip is the program’s longest since a seven-game trip in the 2005-06 season. BU has a road game this year at the current No. 24 UConn (86-57).
  • Both seniors Ethan Brittain-Watts (9.0 ppg) and Junior Anton Morales (9.5 ppg) scored double-digit goals in consecutive games for the first time in their respective careers.
  • graduate student Walter Why leads BU with 16.8 ppg and ranks BU 15th all-time with 1,305 points. He also owns a team high 5.5 RPG alongside Senior Nevin Zinc (4.3 ppg) and is 33 rebounds away from becoming the 11th Terrier to reach 700 rebounds.
  • Across four games, BU averages 81.8 ppg and 46.9 FG% while keeping opponents at 66.5 ppg and 43.1 FG%.

EXPLAINING NEW HAMPSHIRE

  • The Wildcats are 2-0 at home and wins over Brandeis (79-47) and Fairfield (83-71) after winning 10-4 at home 15-13 last season. They most recently lost their first road game at Fordham, 79-61.
  • Kyree Brown, a 6-foot-0 transfer from Seattle, owns a team high of 17.0 ppg and 3.3 apg while shooting 48.6 FG%.
  • Clarence Daniels II, a 6-foot-6 transfer from Lake Region State College, leads UNH with 8.3 rpg and a 16.3 ppg average.
  • 6ft 10 newcomer Ridvan Tutic averages almost a double-double at 7.7 rpg and 7.3 ppg respectively.
  • UNH averages 74.3 ppg and 43.7 FG% while opponents are kept at 65.7 ppg and 41.3 FG%.

SERIES HISTORY

  • BU leads all-time streak, 101-39, with head coach joe jones Possession of an 8-2.
  • At the last meeting of 2019 at Case Gym, BU led 36-33 early in the second half before going on a 20-5 run en route to an 84-70 win. BU shot 54.4 FG% while UNH finished with 10 3-pointers at 45.3 FG%.
  • In 2018, BU opened in Durham with a 13-0 run-to-coast and an 82-53 win, shooting over 52 FG% and holding UNH at 29.2 FG%.
  • UNH head coach Bill Herrion was the BU’s assistant from 1985 to 1990 and helped the Terriers win conference titles in 1988 and loss.

NEXT

  • BU will travel to Milwaukee for the Cream City Classic on November 26-28.
  • The Terriers will face Southeast Missouri State, hosts Panthers and UC Davis for the first time in program history.

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