Beavers Bounced by BU, 96-78
March 17, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - John Holland had 26 points and five rebounds as Boston rolled to a 96-78 win against Oregon State in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational at Gill Coliseum.
Carlos Strong added 22 points and Tyler Morris 18 points for the Terriers (20-13), who celebrated their first postseason victory since 1959 and their first 20-win season since 2004-05.
Jared Cunningham had 21 points for Oregon State (14-18), the 2009 CBI champion.
Boston advances to play Morehead State in a quarterfinal March 22. Morehead State won 74-60 at Colorado State on Wednesday.
Boston used a 17-2 first-half run to take a 37-19 lead. The Terriers led by as many as 21 in the first half and 46-27 at halftime. They went up by as many as 28 in the second half.
Boston shot 38 of 67 (56.7 percent) from the floor, including 12 of 32 from 3-point range. The Terriers have 13 games this season with 10 or more 3-pointers, including five of the last six contests.
Holland, a 6-foot-5 junior forward/guard and two-time America East Conference first-team selection, shot 11 of 16 and was 4 of 9 on 3-pointers.
Oregon State shot 24 of 56 (42.9 percent), including 9 of 25 in the first half.
The Terriers' 96 points were a season-high for Boston and the second-most allowed by Oregon State this season.