DURHAM, N.H.- Boston University used a balanced scoring attack that featured five players reaching double figures as they knocked off the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team at Lundholm Gymnasium on Wednesday night, 94-64. With the win, BU improves to 11-6 overall and remains undefeated in America East Conference play at 5-0. The loss pushed UNH to a 3-14 mark overall and a 1-5 mark in conference play.
Following a made layup by junior guard Marcus Bullock (Cherry Hill, N.J.) that pulled the Wildcats to within six points (21-15), BU responded with a 9-0 run to open up a 30-15 lead with 7:52 remaining in the first half. The 'Cats would get no closer than 11 points the rest of the game, as BU won their sixth straight game and seventh of eight.
Matt Turner led the scoring attack for the Terriers with 16 points. Ryan Butt also posted strong numbers for BU as he grabbed 13 boards to go along with his 11 points. Jason Grochowalski (13), Rashad Bell (13) and Concord, New Hampshire native Billy Collins (11) also hit double figures for the Terriers. The 94 points scored by the Terriers marks a season high.
Junior forward Griffin Walker (Coffeyville, Kan.) was the lone Wildcat in double figures, as he scored 16 points and snagged 8 rebounds to lead UNH.
The second half was much like the first for the host Wildcats, as they missed their first 10 shot attempts. BU took advantage of the Wildcat shooting woes as they went on a 12-2 run to open the half and put the game out of reach.
The Terriers never trailed in the game, as they used a hot shooting first half to jump out to an early lead. Collins led the way for the Terriers in the opening stanza, as he hit three of his four three point attempts and scored all 11 of his points in the first half. As a team, BU shot an astounding 64 percent from behind the arc in that decisive first half. For the game, the Terriers shot 53 percent from the field while holding the Wildcats to just 32 percent for the game. UNH returns to action January 26 when they travel to Binghamton. The game will be an America East TV game and will be broadcast by NESN. Tip-off is slated for 12 p.m.