DURHAM, N.H.--Freshman guard Chaz Carr led all scorers with 26 points, 11 of which came in the final 5:14 of the game, to lift Boston University to a 70-65 America East victory over the University of New Hampshire in Lundholm Gymnasium Wednesday night.
New Hampshire (1-10 overall, 0-2 America East) trailed by as many as nine points (37-28) with 17:51 to play in the game. However, the Wildcats took the lead thanks to a 13-0 run that began at 14:11 on a three-pointer by Austin Ganly to make the score 44-39 in favor of BU, and ended at 11:18 following a pair of free throws by Chris Brown that gave UNH a 49-44 advantage.
BU (7-6 overall, 1-0 America East), kept it close the rest of the way in a game that featured 11 lead changes and eight ties.
Carr took over the contest in the final 5:14 on the clock, scoring 11 of the Terriers' final 13 points to earn the victory. Carr's final three-pointer with 25 seconds to play gave BU a 68-65 lead and BU's Ryan Butt scored the final two points of the contest on a pair of free throws with two seconds remaining to ice the win for the visitors.
The Wildcats received an encouraging effort off the bench from freshman center Ben Sturgill, who scored a career-high 13 points for UNH. Junior guard/forward Allen Gould led all UNH scorers with 15 points, while senior forward Chris Brown added 14 points and guard Austin Ganly added 13 to round out the Wildcat double-digit scorers. Also playing well for BU was Concord, N.H.'s own Billy Collins, who scored 15 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Terriers outrebounded the Wildcats by a 40-38 margin and both teams scored 39 points in the second half, as BU led at the intermission (31-26).
The UNH men's basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 5 vs. Colgate. Game time is 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. In addition, the UNH men's basketball game vs. Army, which was originally going to be played in Lundholm Gym on Mon., Jan. 7, has been moved to the Whittemore Center due to the scheduled visit to UNH by President Bush on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Game time remains at 7 p.m .