B-Ball Tips Off

by Ed Freidheim | 11/9/01 6:00am

The Dartmouth men's basketball team opens its exhibition season tonight at Leede Arena at 7 p.m. with an exhibition against the two-time defending Canadian National Champion X-Men of St. Francis Xavier University.

The Big Green, coming off an 8-19 season last year that featured several very close losses, will certainly have its hands full tonight after the graduation of center Ian McGinnis '01 and shooting guard Greg Buth '01.

Look for four-year starting point guard Flinder Boyd '02 to pick up some of the slack.

Joining Boyd will be experienced starters Vedad Osmanovic '02 and Charles Harris '02.

Osmanovic has the ability to light it up from the outside, and Harris is capable of slicing through defenders on the way to the hoop.