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.