For Immediate Release: January 17, 2009
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Strong second half carries Boston past BU men's basketball 81-64
Terriers shoot 56%, use 13-0 early run to pin third straight loss on BU

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Boston University sophomore forward John Holland scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the second half as the visiting Terriers (7-9, 2-2 AE) blitzed Binghamton (10-7, 3-2 AE) 81-64 Saturday afternoon from the Events Center. The loss was the Bearcats' third straight and spoiled a season-high attendance figure of 4,128.

Boston led 39-35 at the break before taking command early in the second half. Up 47-43 with 16:49 left, the Terriers embarked on a 13-0 run that featured three-pointers from three different players. Binghamton, which shot just 32% in the second half (10-of-31), managed just four field goals in a 11:10 span as Boston continued to drain shots and control the glass. The Terriers led by as many as 24 points before settling on the final 17-point margin.

Boston shot 51% for the game and drilled 11-of-23 from three-point range. They outrebounded the Bearcats by a 40-26 margin. No Bearcat player grabbed more than three rebounds.

"Those guys were ready to play from the start and were weren't," head coach Kevin Broadus said. "I take my hat off to Boston."

Binghamton's five starters managed just 24 points on 8-for-28 shooting.

Senior guard Dwayne Jackson and sophomore forward Moussa Camara netted 13 points apiece with Camara hitting 3-of-5 three-pointers. Junior guards D.J. Rivera and Malik Alvin each had 11 points but were a combined 7-of-24 from the floor with seven turnovers.

Boston opened the game with a 12-0 run and despite closing to within four at half, Binghamton could not sustain any momentum. For the second straight game, BU struggled from the free throw line, missing seven foul shots in the first half and eight overall (12-of-20).

The Bearcats next host Hartford Monday night.

Jackson and Holland were named the America East Players of the Game.

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