Playing in front of the largest crowd in recent history at Case Gymnasium, Northeastern takes a 34-32 lead into the break. Northeastern junior forward Kauri Black leads all players with 10 points. The Terriers were led by sophomore point guard D.J. Irving with nine points.
Both teams struggled with nerves in their season opener with 11 combined turnovers and both squads shooting 25 percent or below from behind the arc. Northeastern has dominated the paint after struggling to rebound in 2010, with Black and company pulling down 21 rebounds compared to 13 for BU. Five players head into halftime with two fouls including BU starters Dom Morris and Patrick Hazel.