It’s been 37 days since Boston University last won a game, they weren’t about to drop another one, not to winless Binghamton. Darryl Partin and Malik Thomas made sure of that, as the Terriers (5-11, 1-1) cruised to their first conference win of the season against the Bearcats (0-15, 0-2).
Partin led the Terriers with 17 points, on 7-of-14 shooting, and added five rebounds, as the senior stands just seven points shy of 1,000 for his career. Redshirt sophomore Malik Thomas continued to impress Boston University fans, as he added 14 points and five rebounds.
The Terriers frontcourt combined for 30 points and 15 rebounds in the win, with Patrick Hazel finishing with seven points and seven rebounds. Point guard D.J. Irving proved he was back and healthy, with six points, eight assists, three rebounds and no turnovers. After a middling game in his first game back Thursday, Irving proved aggressive in taking the ball to the basket and finding his teammates.
Robert Mansell led the Bearcats with 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting but proved to be the only bright spot for the winless Bearcats. With the loss, Binghamton dropped their sixteenth consecutive game, dating back to last year’s America East Tournament.