Led by Patriot League preseason Player of the Year D.J. Irving, the Boston University menís basketball team will host every conference game this season at Agganis Arena for the first time in program history. The inaugural Patriot League home schedule will begin Thursday, Jan. 2 against Holy Cross. Fans can purchase tickets for any of the nine games by clicking here.
Coming off its second straight postseason appearance, the Boston University womenís basketball team will open the Patriot League schedule on Thursday, Jan. 2 at Holy Cross and will host the programís first conference game on Sunday, Jan. 5 against Lehigh. Fans can purchase tickets for any of the nine home games by clicking here.
After winning the newly-created Kelley-Harkness Cup at Madison Square Garden against Cornell, the Boston University menís ice hockey team will host three games at Agganis in the month of January and also play against Maine on Saturday, Jan. 11 at Fenway Park. Fans can purchase tickets for any of the four games by clicking here.
On July 1, Boston University officially moved 20 of its 25 teams to the Patriot League. Formed as an all-sport conference in 1990-91, the league features American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Loyola Maryland and Navy .
Located within Boston University's impressive $225-million John Hancock Student Village, Agganis Arena is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose sports and entertainment center. A 290,000-square foot premier venue, it serves as home for the hockey and basketball teams and also for many other events, including past concerts by Carrie Underwood and Kings of Leon.
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AS A SENIOR IN 2009-10
Tallied first career double-double in season opener at Iona (11/13) with 12 points and career-high 11 rebounds ... Led the Terriers with a game-high eight rebounds against Kansas State (11/19) ... Hit the game-tying 3-pointer against Indiana (11/20) to put score at 63-63 with 3:21 remaining ... Tied a career high in steals with four against Harvard (11/29) ... Scored all 11 points in the final five minutes of 63-53 win over Bucknell (12/6) ... Set career marks with 7 free throws made on 10 attempts in 60-56 win at New Hampshire (1/7) ... Tallied 10+ points in consecutive games in wins at New Hampshire (1/7) and Hartford (1/9) ... Posted a career-high seven assists in 79-58 win over Albany (1/19) along with season-high 18 points off six 3-pointers.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2008-09
Missed the last 18 games after tearing his meniscus early on during the Holy Cross (1/2) game ... Finished sixth on the team in scoring (6.4 ppg) ... Notched season-high seven rebounds against Marshall ... Led BU in both points (18) and rebounds (6) against Mount St. Mary's.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007-08
Saw action in 28 games on the year, starting 18 ... Four times led the team in scoring ... Finished the season third on the team in overall scoring with an average of 11.1 ppg ... Ranked 20th in the conference in scoring average ... Scored more than 20 points in three consecutive games from 11/27-12/4 ... Paced the Terriers with 24 points in the loss to No. 11/14 Pittsburgh ... Surpassed his career-high in blocked shots with 11 for the year ... Finished the season second on the team in made 3-point field goals ... Missed time with a knee injury.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006-07
Played in 28 games, starting six ... Had a tremendous impact off the bench ... Two-time America East Rookie of the Week honoree ... Team's third-leading scorer with 9.5 points per game ... Also grabbed 3.0 rebounds per game ... Recorded the team's second-highest season 3-point percentage (40.1 percent; 55-for-137), which ranked him fourth in the conference ... Was eighth in the league in 3-pointers made (1.96 per game) ... Stands fifth all-time among BU freshmen with 55 3-pointers ... Led the team in steals five times ... Scored a career-high 30 points on a school-record eight 3-pointers against Binghamton (2/8) ... Shot 10-for-13 from the floor in that contest, including 8-for-10 from three ... Also tied his career high with six rebounds ... Started the year with 19 points against George Washington (11/10) ... Netted 18 points and five rebounds at Hartford (1/6) ... Had a streak of five games where he scored 10 or more points, including a game-high 20 on the strength of 4-of-5 shooting from three against Hartford (2/3).
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY
A two-guard who played for Dan Legage at Deering HS ... Averaged 19 ppg, seven rpg and five apg in leading team to state championship title ... Was the 2006 Gatorade Player of the Year in Maine ... Two-year all-state performer by Portland Press Herald and Bangor News ... Named 2006 Player of the Year by Portland Press Herald ... Two-time MVP of Maine State tournament ... Led the league in free throw percentage as a sophomore ... Graduated Deering with honors.
PERSONAL: Born November 20, 1987 ... Son of Jerry and Maria Strong ... Has an older brother, Gregory Williams (28) and a younger sister, Maria Strong (17) ... Enrolled in the Metropolitan College.