New Hampshire men’s hoop falls to Boston U., 77-52

BOSTON, Mass. - (February 23) Sophomore guard Paul Seymour (Liverpool, NY) scored a game-high 18 points to lead five Terriers in double figures as the Boston University men’s basketball team defeated America East-rival New Hampshire, 77-52, before a crowd of 860 at B. U.’s Case Gym.

New Hampshire (7-19, 6-11 America East) never led in the game, as B. U.’s defensive pressure held the Wildcats to a 27.3 percent shooting effort in the first half, and 27.6 for the game. The Terriers led by 11 points at the intermission, 35-24, its largest lead of the first half.

Boston University (13-13, 8-9 America East) went on a 12-0 run midway through the second half to take a commanding 60-35 advantage at the 7:10 mark.

The Terriers led almost every statistical category, including shooting 21-for-24 from the free throw line in the second half, and 32-for-39 for the game (82.1 percent). B. U. outrebounded the Wildcats 50-32.

Sophomore guard Matt Turner (West Haven, Conn.) added 14 points, and junior guard Stijn Dhondt (Borem, Belgium) scored 10 points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds to lead the Terrier charge. Also scoring in double figures for the Terriers was freshman forward Jason Grochowalski (Shrewsbury, Mass.) with 11 points, and junior forward Ignacio Rodriguez (Canary Islands, Spain) with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

New Hampshire was lead by Kyle Peterson’s eight points.

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