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Bearcats win with pressure off

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Apparently the easiest way to win a game is to tell a team they don't have to win. Bearcats Head Coach Tommy Dempsey has been saying for weeks that the team needs to start winning a few games. That hasn't happened. Tuesday night it did though.

The Bearcats beat Mount Saint Mary's 62-53 behind a 19 point, 13 rebound night by Willie Rodriguez and 18 points by Everson Davis. What did the trick? Dempsey says it's not placing as much pressure on the result so much as the quality of play.

"I think I've put too much pressure on the guys that 'we have to win tonight.' The reality of it is, we just have to start playing better," he said. "Regardless of the result, it's great to win, but we played tonight with a purpose and an energy and we were going to live with the result."

BU takes a 3-9 record into Saturday's non-conference finale at Penn.