Feb. 22, 2016
BOSTON - With two home games remaining in the regular season, the Boston University men's basketball team will host Army West Point Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on both the American Sports Network and Patriot League Network.
The Terriers (17-12, 10-6 PL) are currently in third place in the Patriot League standings behind both Lehigh (11-5 PL) and Bucknell (12-4 PL). They will be seeking their fourth sweep of the season against the Black Knights (17-11, 8-8 PL), who are currently riding a four-game win streak.
• The Terriers are 8-4 at home this year and have won their last three games at The Roof ... They are 5-1 in their last six with a pair of 20+ point wins against Lafayette (68-47) and American (71-51).
• Dressing just nine players for the third straight game, BU had its season-high seven-game win streak snapped on Sunday at Bucknell ... The Terriers were limited to a season-low 59 points and 32 percent shooting.
• BU ranks third in the PL in scoring at 73.2 ppg while shooting 45.6 percent, also third best ... On the defensive side, the Terriers are allowing 72.3 ppg and holding opponents to 42.9 FG% ... The Terriers are 17-2 this season when finishing with a higher shooting percentage.
• Junior Eric Fanning (14.5 ppg) ranks sixth in the PL in scoring with sophomore Cheddi Mosely close behind in ninth at 13.5 ppg
• Freshman Kyle Foreman is tied for fifth in assists at 4.0 apg while averaging 9.7 ppg ... He also leads the team with 33 steals.
• Senior Nathan Dieudonne has missed the last three games due to injury ... He currently ranks third in rebounding at 7.9 rpg and 28th in scoring at 10.5 ppg.
• The Terriers lead in the PL in blocks at 4.0 bpg with 116 total after finishing ninth last year at 1.9 bpg and 56 total ... Sophomore Nick Havener, junior Blaise Mbargorba and junior Dylan Haines all rank in the top 11 individually.
• Army is 5-1 in its last six games after going 1-5 in the previous six contests ... Last week, the Black Knights posted wins over Holy Cross (72-68) and Navy (80-78 2OT).
• The Black Knights are 10-5 on the road with a 5-3 conference mark compared to 3-5 home PL record ... They own key road victories over Lehigh, Air Force and Navy.
• Army ranks second in the PL in scoring at 78.8 ppg but ranks eighth in scoring defense at 75.4 ppg.
• Guard Tanner Plomb leads Army in scoring at 20.5 ppg ... Center Kevin Ferguson averages 13.2 ppg and a team-high 9.5 rpg after posting two double-doubles last week to claim PL Player of the Week honors ... Both men missed the previous meeting against BU due to injury.
• Guard and former PL Player of the Year Kyle Wilson currently averages 16.5 ppg ... The former PL Player of the Year ranks fourth in Army's history with 1,942 points and leads the PL in 3-pointers per game at 3.2 with Plomb close behind at 3.0.
• BU leads Army, 14-7, in a series that dates back to 1954-55 ... The Terriers are 5-1 against the Black Knights since joining the Patriot League with a 3-0 sweep in 2014 and 1-1 split in 2015.
• In the first meeting at West Point, Army jumped out to an early 15-6 lead but was tied at the half, 33-33 ... With the score tied, 46-46, at 13:26, BU reeled off five straight points and held on for the 76-67 win ... Terriers had a 45-33 advantage in rebounding and shot 46 percent from the field while holding the Black Knights to 33 percent.
• Dieudonne led BU with 17 points and career-high 18 rebounds, most by a Terrier since 1996, while Mosely drained five 3-pointers en route to 23 points ... Wilson led all players with 25 points despite going 2-of-9 from behind the arc.
• Last year at home, BU owned a 15-point lead late in the first half and held off Army for a 63-57 victory ...Justin Alston led the Terriers with 18 points and played a key role in helping limit Ferguson to just 10 points ... BU finished with 10 more made free throws for the victory.
• The Terriers will conclude the regular season at home against Holy Cross on Saturday (Feb. 27) with tip-off slated for 12 p.m. ... Besides being Senior Day in honor of John Papale and Nathan Dieudonne, the contest will mark the second matchup of the Turnpike Trophy all-sports competition between the two programs.
• BU currently leads 9-2 in the Turnpike Trophy standings against Holy Cross after sweeping through men's and women's swimming & diving and indoor track & field championships over the weekend ... The Crusaders claimed one of their two points with an 80-64 win against BU back on Dec. 30.