AMERICAN at BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 7:00 PM Eastern, No TV
The Patriot League regular season title could be decided in Boston tonight as the Boston University Terriers host the American Eagles at Agganis Arena (no, the game will not be played in the cozy confines of Case Gym a/k/a “The Roof”). Boston U enters tonight’s game at 12-2 in Patriot League play, giving them a one game lead over American. The Terriers are 19-8 overall and have an RPI of 98, best in the conference.
American is 11-3 in conference and 15-10 overall. They started conference play 10-0 including a home win over BU on January 22. However, the Eagles have gone dead cold since then, losing 3 out of 4 including a loss to a Loyola team that was without its best player and a home loss to Colgate. if the Eagles want any chance of winning this conference they must win tonight. A two game deficit in the standings, with only three regular season games left after tonight, would be next to impossible to overcome.