Robinson's 24 points carries BC past Towson, 80-70

BOSTON (AP) Jerome Robinson scored a career-high 24 points, Ky Bowman had 14 and Boston College beat Towson 80-70 on Tuesday night for its third consecutive victory.

Connar Tava scored 13 points and Jordan Chatman added 10 points for the Eagles (3-1).

Mike Morsell led the Tigers (2-2) with 24 points. Amaud William Adala Moto had 18 before fouling out in the final minute.

Neither team held more than a two-possession lead for over 15 minutes until BC went on an 8-0 spree, pushing it to 74-65 with 53 seconds to play.

The Eagles led 45-27 at halftime.

Boston College used an 11-3 spree to pull ahead 33-20 in the first half, with Robinson's 3-pointer from the top capping the run. Chapman also had a pair of 3s – one from each side of the court – coming 1:32 apart.

BIG PICTURE

Towson: The Tigers looked a little flat at the start and played very soft defensively, giving BC numerous easy looks before they clamped down over the final 20 minutes.

Boston College: For the second straight game the Eagles showed immediate confidence, played with poise and got off to a fast start before fading. It's something that was lacking most of entire games last season and likely shows a team that's maturing.

SLOWER PACE

Both teams tightened up defensively in the second half after an up-and-down, wide-open first, causing longer possessions and a much slower pace.

It also slowed things when BC switched to a zone defense for about five minutes late in the half, forcing Towson to move the ball around the perimeter.

UP NEXT

Towson: Faces Stony Brook in the Barclays Classic on Friday.

Boston College: Plays Kansas State Friday at the Barclays Center.