Even though the Boston University women’s basketball team is still in search of its first road win of the season, it may not have to travel very far at all to get it. In fact, it will take just an 11-minute bus ride from the Terriers’ home Case Gymnasium to Solomon Court as the team visits cross-town rival Northeastern University Monday night at 7 p.m.
Second-year BU coach Patrick Chambers named junior forward Jake O’Brien, junior forward Patrick Hazel and junior guard Matt Griffin as the team captains for the upcoming 2009-10 season.
It could be a very good winter for Boston University basketball if two preseason predictions hold true.
Before every men’s basketball game this past season, three young men in suits stand under the basket while the team runs its layup line. Their names are Matt Griffin, Darryl Partin and Patrick Hazel. No, they are not coach Patrick Chambers’ assistants, even though their season of sitting on the bench has taught them many things about the game. They were the first three players Chambers invited to Boston University when he became head basketball coach. Men who had experience playing college basketball, but felt that they could find a better fit.
Sitting in an empty Case Gymnasium after an offseason practice earlier this week, Boston University men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers was asked about his famous phrase, one he voiced in many a postgame press conference during his first season as coach of the Terriers.