Few teams can afford to come out looking lackadaisical and sloppy for an entire half and get away with it, but to do it against the team you're tied with in the standings-means real trouble. In one of their worst halves of the season and certainly the worst of their conference schedule, the Terriers turned the ball over nine times, hit just 32 percent of their shots and failed to hit a 3-pointer.
Vermont cashed in and caused a lot of the Terriers struggles, as they own a 35-19 halftime lead at the Agganis Arena.
Boston University's leading scorers were Darryl Partin and D.J. Irving, who both managed four points. The team's two stars combined to shoot 4-of-15 from the field and Partin turned the ball over four times.
While the Terriers couldn't seem to buy a basket, Vermont had plenty of looks and buried 41 percent of their shots. Freshmen Four McGlynn and UMass transfer Matt Glass both scored a game-high seven points for the Catamounts.