Boston University has long dominated their neighbors to the north, the New Hampshire Wildcats. The Terriers have won nine of the past 10 matchups behind a similar formula; despite the Wildcats superior rebounding and defense, the team's 3-point shooting has doomed them in the matchup of America East rivals.
This time around long distance shooting cost one team in the first half but it wasn't the long maligned Wildcats. Boston University hit just 15 percent (2-of-13) of their attempts and find themselves trailing 28-22, after New Hampshire knocked down four 3-point attempts in the first stanza.
Sophomore Dom Morris had one of his best halves of the season with nine points and seven rebounds, while fellow forward Malik Thomas added six points for the Terriers off the bench. Leading scorer Darryl Partin managed just two points on 1-of-6 shooting and turned the ball over four times against the physical New Hampshire defense.
Wildcats point guard Chandler Rhoads led the team with eight points and two assists, while Alvin Abreu chipped in with two 3-pointers on three attempts.
New Hampshire led for nearly the entire half, with the team taking its largest lead 16-9 with 8:26 left in the half. Immediately after the Terriers went on a 9-2 run to tie the game, the Wildcats used a 6-0 run of their own to open up a 24-18 lead that they would carry into the break.