There's some games where the game looks like it might get out of hand before the opening tip is even thrown; tonight's game might be one of those. Boston University dominated the paint, the pace and the score in the first half, as they look to earn their seventh straight win and earn sole possession of first place in the America East Conference.
Sophomore forward Travis Robinson led the Terriers with 10 points and five rebounds as the smaller and slower Retrievers couldn't keep him out of the paint. Leading scorer Darryl Partin added nine points for Boston University and fellow senior Matt Griffin chipped in six points off the bench.
Chase Plummer led UMBC with eight points and four rebounds and senior center Jake Wasco added six points on 3-of-4 shooting. Excluding Plummer and Wasco, the Retrievers connected on just two field goals and just 23 percent of their attempts. As a team, UMBC hit 31 percent of their attempts and just 1-of-8 (12 percent) of their 3-pojnt attempts.
Boston University dominated the paint with 24 points in the paint and 24 rebounds. The Terriers hold a 24-11 rebounding advantage and have pulled down eight offensive boards. As a team, the Terriers hit 50 percent (16-of-32) shots for the half.