Jan. 2, 2009
BOSTON, Mass. - Sophomore guard Andrew Beinert (Floral Park, N.Y.) scored a career-high 18 points on seven of nine shooting from the field, to lead the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a 68-49 victory over Boston University at Agganis Arena. Sophomore forward Andrew Keister (Galloway, N.J.) also had an outstanding night for the Crusaders, posting a double-double with career highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds. Holy Cross improves to 5-9 on the season with the win, while Boston University falls to 5-7.
The Crusaders made their first six shots of the night, jumping out to a quick 12-3 lead after the first four minutes of play. Holy Cross would extend its lead to as many as 12 points (17-5), before the Terriers responded with a 7-2 run to get back into the game. The Crusaders eventually took a 29-22 advantage into the locker room.
After Boston University opened the second half with a pair of free throws to make it a five-point game, Holy Cross used a 10-0 spurt to increase its lead to 15 points (39-24) with 16 minutes left to play. The Crusaders eventually went up by 19 points (48-29), before the Terriers used a 10-0 run to close the gap to nine points (48-39). But that was as close as Boston University would get, as Holy Cross responded with an 8-0 run of its own and then pulled away for a 19-point victory.
The Crusaders used their top defensive performance of the season to limit the Terriers to just 49 points on 37.2 percent shooting from the field. Holy Cross also held Boston University's Corey Lowe, who entered the game averaging 18.8 points, to just four points on two of eight shooting.
Senior forward Colin Cunningham (Memphis, Tenn.) finished the game with 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals, while freshman guard R.J. Evans (Salem, Conn.) added 12 points and six rebounds. The Terriers were led by Jake O'Brien with 16 points.
The Crusaders return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 6, when they travel to Central Florida for a 7:00 p.m. game.