CHESTNUT HILL - Darryl Partin scored a game-high 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting as the Boston U. Terriers toppled the Boston College Eagles, 75-61, in a matinee matchup on Saturday at Conte Forum.
Partin paced a Terriers shooting attack that saw them make 27-of-62 field goals, including 16-of-30 baskets in the decisive second half. D.J. Irving added 17 points and seven assists and Matt Griffin scored 11 points for BU.
Lonnie Jackson led the Eagles with 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Ryan Anderson scored nine points, all within a short stretch in the first half, and both Matt Humphrey and Jordan Daniels finished with seven points for Boston College, which shot 44.4 percent from the field (24-for-54).
Gabe Moton (six points) opened the game with a steal of a misguided Terriers pass and laid it up for two for Boston College (2-6), but BU answered with an 11-2 run - spurred on by back-to-back threes from Irving- to go up 11-4 with 17:00 left. The Eagles were able to cut the Terriers lead to 11-8 with 14:39 remaining.
After nearly a two minute scoring drought, Anderson nailed a three to tie the game at 11. BC proceeded to go on an 11-4 run to take a 22-15 lead with 8:26 left in the opening half. During that stretch, Anderson scored all nine of his first-half points, at one point making three buckets in a row. BU closed out the half on a 16-9 run to tie the game at 31-31.
The Terriers faced little resistance in the second half, taking a 58-48 lead with 7:25 to play after back-to-back jumpers from Partin. BU closed out the game on a 17-13 run.
Boston College is off until Thursday, when it faces the Providence Friars in Rhode Island. Boston University faces the Saint Joseph's Hawks in its next game on Wednesday evening.