Immediate Release: December 2, 2006
With the score knotted at 60-60 with 4:36 left, Johnson scored seven points during a 9-0 Rider run that gave them the lead for good. During the stretch, BU turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions.
After lighting up the scoreboard in the first half to the tune of a season-high 42 points, BU went cold in the second, managing just nine field goals (26%). In contrast, the Broncs shot 52% and then sealed the victory with 11-of-12 marksmanship from the free throw line.
thought we defended fairly well and got out in transition,"
head coach Al Walker said of his team's first half play. "But
we couldn't get the job done defensively in the second half."
forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade,
Serbia) and junior guard Mike Gordon
(Plainfield, N.J.) scored 10 points apiece. Trifunovic pulled
down seven rebounds in his longest stint of the season (33 minutes).
Gordon scored all of his points in the first half. Sophomore
guard Dwayne Jackson (Akron, Ohio)
earned his first collegiate start and added nine points, four
rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes of work.
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