DURHAM, N.H.-- Freshman Paul Seymour scored 24 points and led a late Boston University comeback as the Terriers defeated the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team in the Whittemore Center on Thursday evening, 60-58.
The Terriers (6-20 overall, 5-12 America East) trailed by 16 points (46-30) with 12:36 to play, but finished the game with a furious 30-12 run. BU took its first lead of the game with 3:20 to play on a key three-pointer by Dereck Franklin that made it 58-57 in favor of the visitors. The Wildcats (3-23, 2-15 America East) tied the game at 58 when Austin Ganly hit one of two free throws with 56 seconds remaining. The eventual game-winning basket was a left-side layup by Jean Avebe with 20.6 seconds to play to make it 60-58. UNH had one last chance for the win but an Austin Ganly three-pointer was short in the closing seconds.
The visitors outscored UNH by a 36-26 margin in the second half.
The Wildcats, who were led in scoring by Ganly with 18 points and by Chris Brown with 12, led 32-24 at the intermission, after closing the opening stanza with a 12-4 run of their own.
Other leading scorers for Boston University included Avebe with 15 points and five rebounds and Ignacio Rodriguez with eight points and five boards.
New Hampshire will complete the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 26 vs. Northeastern. Game time is 7 p.m. in the Whittemore Center.