New Hampshire men's hoop beaten by BU, 76-62

BOSTON, Mass. - Jason Grochowalski scored 20 points to lead Boston University to a 76-62 win over the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team Wednesday at Case Gymnasium in Boston, Mass.

Joining Grochowalski in double figures for the Terriers (17-9, 12-3 America East) were Rashad Bell (14) and Matt Turner (12), offsetting Wildcat sophomore Ben Sturgill's (Hamilton, Ohio) career-high 25 points. Sturgill scored 21 points after the break and was 9 for 15 from the field for the game.

The Wildcats (4-22, 2-13 America East) trailed only 39-31 at the half, but BU came out of the locker room with a collective hot hand, hitting 56 percent of its shots (14 for 25).

After a field goal by Bell to open the half gave the Terriers a 10-point lead, the Wildcats got the deficit to under 10 (nine with 16:06 to play) once the rest of the way.

Freshman Shejdie Childs (Wynnewood, Pa.) was the only other Wildcat in double figures, netting 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting. Combined, Sturgill and Childs were 13 for 23 (57 percent) from the field. The rest of the Wildcats shot 7 for 22 (32 percent).

A little over mid way through the second half, the Wildcats did have a seven-point lead thanks to a 10-2 run. However, Terriers responded with a 18-2 run to put them up by nine with 2:33 to go.

Sturgill's 25 gave him back-to-back 20-point games. Against Vermont last Wednesday Sturgill netted 20 points.

The Wildcats wrap up the regular season when they travel to Stony Brook on Sunday (2 p.m.).

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