Saturday, February 13, 2010

Playoff positioning

Boston University's narrow win over Hartford Saturday keeps the Terriers in contention for a third-place showdown with UMaine on the final weekend of the America East season.

The Black Bears, however, can ruin the Terrier hopes before they arrive at Case Gym on Feb. 27.

UMaine has three games on the schedule (at UNH, Hartford, Albany) before the finale. Meanwhile, BU has just one (Binghamton). If the Black Bears take care of business and get three wins, the best BU could do is tie at 11-5.

The tiebreaker most likely would come down to games against Stony Brook (both BU and UMaine were swept by Vermont). The Black Bears split against Stony Brook while BU was swept.

That makes Wednesday's Black Bear date at New Hampshire pretty big.

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