Trist, Rufer lift Lafayette past Boston U 63-62
BOSTON (AP) Dan Trist scored 24 points and Zach Rufer hit the go-ahead layup with 2 seconds remaining to lift Lafayette past Boston University 63-62 on Saturday.
The Leopards (10-5, 2-2 Patriot League) were trailing by nine, but Joey Ptasinski sank two 3-pointers and Trist added three baskets to grab a 57-56 lead with 5:04 left. Trist made a layup, then followed Nathan Dieudonne’s 3-pointer with another lay-in.
Justin Alston scored on a tip-in to give BU (7-8, 3-1) the lead with seven seconds left, and Rufer answered with his only points of the game. BU’s Eric Fanning corralled the inbounds heave but couldn’t get a shot off as time expired.
Trist was 12 of 16 from the field and grabbed 11 rebounds. Seth Hinrichs added 12 points and Nick Lindner dished out 10 assists for Lafayette.
Cedric Hankerson led the Terriers with 18 points and Cheddi Mosely had 13.