So I thought that every Monday I would do a college basketball catch up about what happened during the past week for the Massachusetts teams. The teams I will be covering are Boston University, Northeastern, Harvard and UMASS. I am restricted because I cover Boston College for another site so there will be no discussion about the Eagles. This week will not have as much content as usual because of the lack of games, but be on the lookout for more content down the road.
Boston University (0-1)
BU opened up their season last night with a loss to Northeastern. One game is not a great sample size to start predicting things but the Terriers did not look great. Sophomore guard Cedric Hankerson led the way with 15 against the Huskies. Also both freshmen Cheddi Mosely and junior John Papale chipped in with 12 and 11 points each respectfully. One bright spot for the Terriers was that they shot 43% from three point range, going 8-19.
Nov 19th- Norfolk St (1-1)
Nov 21st- #1 Kentucky (2-0)
Northeastern was on the winning side of things against Boston University taking the game 71-65. Junior David Walker lead the way with a game high 23 points in the victory. Senior forward Scott Eatherton nearly missed a double double scoring eight points and ripping down ten rebounds. As for Northeastern they have their expectations set high this season in the CAA, hoping to finish in the top two.
Nov 18th- Florida State (1-0)
Nov 22nd- Navy (0-2)
#25 Harvard (1-1)
A solid start to the week is ruined by the first real upset of the young college basketball season. After handling MIT early in the week, the Crimson faced off against Holy Cross in the final game of the Coaches vs. Cancer triple-header in the TD Garden. Holy Cross won the game by one point. Despite the loss one positive that came out of this week was senior guard Wesley Saunders who is averaging 19 points a game in the early going this season. Saunders had a game high 24 points against Holy Cross in the loss. With the loss the Crimson will most likely fall out of the top 25.
Nov 20th- Florida Atlantic (0-1)