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
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.