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Rice propels Fighting Illini offense in NIT

Despite the Boston University men’s basketball team’s ability to lead the University of Illinois for most of the game, Illini guard Rayvonte Rice guided his team to a 66-62 win in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. Rice, who transferred from Drake University after his first two collegiate seasons, responded to his team’s […]

Illinois ends men’s basketball’s season with 2nd-half surge

Upon losing both the Patriot League Tournament title and its shot at the NCAA Tournament, the Boston University men’s basketball team found itself looking for a second chance heading into the National Invitation Tournament. Earlier this week, the NIT selection committee awarded the seventh-seeded Terriers (24-11) home-court advantage against the No. 2 seed University of […]

Men’s basketball welcomes Fighting Illini for NIT opener

After a devastating 55-36 loss to American University in the Patriot League Tournament Championship Game that bumped it from NCAA Tournament consideration, the Boston University men’s basketball team will look to salvage what is left of its season when the Terriers take on the University of Illinois Wednesday night at Agganis Arena in the first round of […]

Men’s basketball earns bid, No. 7 seed in NIT

The Boston University men’s basketball team will host the University of Illinois in the opening round of the National Invitational Tournament, the tournament selection committee announced Sunday night. BU received a No. 7 seed in the field of 32 teams, while Illinois earned a No. 2 spot. Due to the Fighting Illini’s (19-14) home court of State […]

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Men’s basketball falls to American in Patriot League Championship

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. The Boston University men’s basketball team was in prime position to punch its ticket to the Big Dance after scoring 91 points in consecutive quarterfinal and semifinal tournament matchups. Certainly it had the makeup of a championship-worthy team, and had shown the offensive prowess all season to make […]