Boston University Pulls Away for 72-58 Win over Loyola Maryland on CBS Sports Network

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Maurice Watson Jr. had 19 points and six assists in BU's win.
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Maurice Watson Jr. had 19 points and six assists in BU's win.
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Jan. 20, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Boston University closed the first half on a 20-6 run and pulled away after intermission for a 72-58 win at home against Loyola Maryland Monday on CBS Sports Network.

With the win, the Terriers set up the first-ever contest of two teams at 6-0 in the Patriot League when they visit American on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Other Wednesday games which tip off at 7 p.m. include Army at Colgate, Loyola at Bucknell, Holy Cross at Lafayette and Lehigh at Navy. All games will be available on Patriot League Network.

The recaps and box score from Monday's game are included below.

at Boston University 72, Loyola Maryland 58
Box Score
*After trailing by nine points in the first half, Boston University took over and pulled away for a 72-58 win at home against Loyola Maryland on CBS Sports Network.
*The Terriers, in their first season in the Patriot League, improve to 6-0 in any conference play for the first time since holding the mark in the America East in 2002-03.
*BU closed the first half on a 20-6 run to turn a 21-12 deficit into a 32-27 lead at the break.
*The Terriers opened the game up with a 7-0 stretch to take their first double-digit lead at 50-38 with 9:20 to play.
*BU led by at least eight the rest of the way and held a double-digit edge for the last five minutes in the 14-point win.
*Maurice Watson Jr. led the Terriers with 19 points and six assists, while D.J. Irving scored 14 and John Papale had 13.
*The trio combined to shoot 18-of-25 from the field to push the Terriers over 50% for the game at 27-of-53.
*Dylon Cormier had 14 points to lead Loyola, while Eric Laster added 13.
*The teams were playing for the third straight year, with BU earning its first win in that stretch.