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03/07/2010 - 9:09pm
BU advances to America East final

There will be at least one New England team in the NCAA tournament this year.

 

Corey Lowe scored 24 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 4:33 remaining, and fourth-seeded Boston University knocked off top-seeded Stony Brook, 70-63, in the semifinals of the America East tournament Sunday night in Hartford.

 

With its first win over Stony Brook in three tries this season, BU (19-12) advances to play at Vermont Saturday at noon for a berth in the NCAA tournament. It marks the Terriers' first appearance in the title game since 2003. They last made the NCAA tournament in 2002.

 

BU used a 15-0 run late in the first half to build a 16-point cushion, and the Terriers took a 37-24 lead into the locker room. But Stony Brook (22-9) fought back and had a 56-52 lead with five minutes remaining before Lowe sparked a game-deciding 9-0 run.

 

Lowe also had five steals for BU, while...

03/07/2010 - 8:51pm
T. Allen cleared to play, Finley inactive

After missing Friday's game in Philadelphia with a hip injury, Tony Allen was cleared to play on Sunday by trainers and head coach Doc Rivers. Allen said he is still getting a combination of massage, stimulation, ice and heat treatment on the hip, which he said was still "not 100 percent." Meanwhile, Rivers held newcomer Michael Finley out of the game after Finley arrived in Boston Saturday night just after 8 p.m. He took part in team meetings and a shootaround Sunday afternoon at the Garden but is expected to practice with the team first before making his likely debut on Wednesday at home against Memphis. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog. 


03/07/2010 - 8:47pm
Northeastern bows out in CAA semis

Northeastern rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to take a late lead but could not finish off William & Mary, losing 47-45 in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Richmond, Va. The third-seeded Tribe advance to play top-seeded Old Dominion in Monday night's final.

 

David Schneider hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to put William & Mary (22-9) up by two points. It was Schneider's only basket in nine attempts. Northeastern (20-12) missed six consecutive shots in the final 30 seconds that would have given the Huskies a tie or the lead, including two in-close shots by Nkem Ojougboh in the final two seconds.

 

Northeastern trailed 31-17 at the half but opened the second half with a 9-0 run. William & Mary took more than six minutes to score its first point of the period, a free throw that made the score 32-26 with 13:56 remaining. The Huskies tied the game at 37 shortly after the...

03/07/2010 - 8:03pm
Finley on C's: 'Opportunity' for title

Michael Finley addressed reporters 90 minutes prior to Sunday's game against Washington and expressed gratitude for a chance to play for the Celtics. "It gave me an opportunity to challenge for a title," Finley said. "All those things combined with the over history of Boston just drew me here." Finley, who suffered what he called a severe ankle injury in December, said he is ready to play and will wear the No. 40. He was held out and inactive for Sunday's game. Finley said his familiarity with coach Doc Rivers, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen made Boston a good fit for him. He said he had talks with another "championship" caliber team before deciding on the Celtics. For more, including audio and video, visit the Green Street blog. 


03/07/2010 - 6:33pm
B's road streak halted by Pens

The Bruins lost for the first time in six road games as they fell 2-1 to the Penguins in a Sunday matinee at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh. Evgeni Malkin scored the game-winner early in the third period and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury turned away the Bruins en route to the victory. Blake Wheeler scored Boston's only goal, his 14th of the year. Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis also scored in the game. Tim Thomas took the loss for Boston.

 

For a look at how the game played out visit the Big Bad Blog.


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