Boston U. 87, Hartford 46
Jake O’Brien scored 28 points and Corey Lowe added 26 to pace
Boston University to an 87-46 rout of Hartford in the first round
of the America East Conference tournament on Saturday.
The fourth-seeded Terriers (18-12) advance to Sunday’s semifinal
game against No. 1 Stony Brook, 68-59 winners over Albany. Boston
U. was swept by Stony Brook in the season series.
The 41-point final margin was the second-largest ever in an
America East tournament game.
The Terriers, tying a conference tournament record with 14
3-pointers, trailed only once – 3-0 – en route to their fifth
straight win, and third against Hartford (8-22) this season.
The Terriers were 14-for-26 from 3-point range, with Lowe and
O’Brien combining to go 10-for-13.
John Holland added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Terriers,
who led by as many as 45.
Joe Zeglinski paced the Hawks with 11 points.