In one of the ugliest first halves of their season, Boston University grabbed a 19-13 halftime lead behind the hot hand of D.J. Irving.
The sophomore point guard has a game-high seven points on 3-of-4 shooting, including one of two made 3-pointers in the game. Redshirt freshmen Malik Thomas added five points on 2-of-4 shooting, as the rest of the Terriers struggled to find any offense. Only three other Boston University players scored and they combined to shoot 12 percent (2-of-16). For the half, the Terriers connected on 29 percent of their shots, including 2-of-11 3-pointers.
If Boston University was bad offensively, Hartford was worse. The Hawks missed all 11 of their 3-point attempts and hit just 21 percent (5-of-24) of their shots. Senior forward Genesis Maciel has a team-high four point (2-of-3) and three rebounds. The Hawks struggled to control the ball, as they turned the ball over 11 times in the first half.
The Terriers jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never trailed in the half in their attempt to win their sixth straight America East contest.