The Boston University women’s basketball team had an up-and-down Thanksgiving break, kicking off the holiday weekend with a thrilling 71-68 comeback win over Northeastern University before dropping a pair of contests to No. 18 Ohio State University and Central Michigan University by scores of 72-47 and 84-72, respectively, at the Buckeye Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
Agganis Arena is a collegiate athletics palace. Not only has it hosted every men’s hockey game since it opened in 2004, but it has played home to 13 Boston University men’s basketball games, the America East Tournament, multiple concerts and a handful of women’s athletic events.
Imagine Tunde Agboola, a walk-on for the Boston University men’s basketball team two years ago, starting for the Terriers. OK, now imagine him averaging 35 points per game and being in serious contention for the national Player of the Year award.
The No. 8 Boston University men’s ice hockey team (9-4-0), after holding off the College of the Holy Cross Tuesday, drove St. Lawrence University (5-7-1) off the Jack Parker Rink at Agganis Arena Saturday evening, 4-1, behind a strong 24-save effort from freshman goalie Kieran Millan.
The Boston University men’s soccer team controlled play for much of the first half of Tuesday night’s second-round NCAA Tournament matchup against No. 3 St. John’s University, but failed to make the one play that would result in a goal, dropping a 1-0 decision in Queens, N.Y.