In a half full of runs, the Terriers survived a six-minute scoreless streak to come away with a 32 to 25 lead over the Albany Great Danes.
Defensive specialist Mike Terry Jr. leads all players with seven points on 3-of-3 shooting, in just seven minutes for the Terriers. Senior forward Patrick Hazel and America East Co-Player of the Week D.J. Irving added six points.
The top scorers for both teams struggled in the first half with neither player recording their first basket of the half until the 4:52 mark. Gerardo Suero, the nation's fourth highest scorer, hit just 1-of-10 attempts for Albany in the first half and turned the ball over four times. He finished with four points and three assists. On the other side, Darryl Partin finished with five points on 2-of-7 shooting but did add four assists in the stanza.
Boston University jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first six minutes of the half before going ice cold. The Great Danes were able to go on a 14-0 run to grab their first lead, when Boston University missed seven straight shots and failed to scored for 6:15 seconds midway through the half. Then the Terriers went on a series of runs of their own. The Terriers went on two spurts of five or more consecutive points to grab their seven-point advantage at the half.
Despite Boston University shooting markedly better from the field, Albany has stayed in the game because of their dominance in the paint. The Great Danes grabbed 26 rebounds, including 11 offensive boards, compared to just 12 for the Terriers.