Boston University Shuts Down Navy to Stay Perfect in Patriot League Men's Basketball

BU's Maurice Watson Jr.

Jan. 7, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Boston University showed it could win with defense by clamping down on Navy for a 55-32 win over the Mids in a Patriot League men's basketball contest on Tuesday.

The Terriers stay perfect in their inaugural League season at 3-0, and also move to 10-6 overall. Navy falls to 6-8 for the season and 1-2 in League play.

Four more games are on tap for Wednesday, with Army at Lehigh, Colgate at Holy Cross and Bucknell at Lafayette at 7 p.m. and Loyola Maryland visiting American at 7;30 p.m. Each of the contests will be available on Patriot League Network.

Recaps, the box score and a synopsis from Tuesday's game is included below.

at Boston University 55, Navy 32
Box Score
*Boston University held Navy to its lowest point total since 1943 in a 55-32 victory at Agganis Arena on Tuesday.
*The Terriers become the first Patriot League team to reach 10 wins, and improve to 3-0 in League action.
*BU broke the game open early with a 10-0 run for a 13-3 lead six minutes into the contest.
*The Terriers held a 25-13 lead at halftime, and put the game out of reach with the first 10 points of the second half to go up by 22.
*Cedric Hankerson and Maurice Watson Jr. led the way with 11 points apiece, with Watson also adding six rebounds and six assists.
*The Terriers limited Navy to 11-of-53 shooting for the game, just over 20 percent from the field.
*One game after hitting 11-of-14 three-pointers, Navy was just 4-of-27 from long range.
*No Navy players scored in double figures, as Grant Vermeer led the way with seven.
*BU won despite scoring a season-low 55 points.