Boston University found themselves trailing by 11 points more than midway through the first half, then Darryl Partin and D.J. Irving took over. Behind a game-high 12 points from Partin and 10 points from Irving, the Terriers find themselves trailing Loyola (MD) 29-28 half heading into the break.
Partin knocked down 4-of-8 shots and ended a long drought for Boston University behind the arc by hitting 2-of-4 3-pointers. Irving picked up the majority of his points from the free throw line (8-of-8) as he hit just 1-of-4 field goal attempts. No other Terrier finished with more than two points, as Boston University shot 8-of-26 (31 percent) from the field but knocked down 10-of-11 free throws.
Junior forward Erik Etherly led the Greyhounds with nine points and four rebounds, while Justin Drummond added eight points and an assist for Loyola. The Greyhounds hit 34 percent (10-of-29) of their shots but turned the ball over eight times.
The Terriers used a late 8-1 flurry over the final minutes of the half to cut the deficit to one, as they flourished against the Greyhounds full court pressure.