Northeastern 82, Boston U. 74

Joel Smith scored 20 points, including two free throws at the

end of regulation and four more in overtime as Northeastern dropped

Boston University 82-74 on Friday in the season opener for both

teams.

Smith, who also grabbed 12 rebounds, sank two free throws with

47 seconds left to put the Huskies up 64-63. Boston’s Darryl Partin

connected on just one of his two free throw attempts with 34

seconds left, sending the game into overtime.

In the extra frame, Smith had an early layup and then scored the

game’s final four points at the free throw line as Northeastern

outscored the Terriers 18-10 to seal it.

Smith finished 10-for-10 from the foul line for the Huskies, who

shot 81.5 percent (22 of 27) from the charity stripe. The Terriers

shot just 56.5 percent (13 of 23) on free throws.

Partin scored 25 points to lead Boston.