Nov. 10, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The new members enjoyed their first weekend representing Patriot League men's basketball, as Loyola Maryland improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2005-06 and Boston University won its first season opener since 2007 on Sunday.
One game after scoring a career-high 31 points, Loyola's Dylon Cormier topped it with 34 points as the Greyhounds outlasted Cornell 93-89 in overtime. Boston University topped Northeastern 72-69 in its season opener, with the Terriers rallying for the win by closing the game with a 10-2 run. The Terriers and Holy Cross both played at TD Garden in Boston on Sunday, with the Crusaders falling to Harvard 82-72.
Recaps and box scores from Sunday's games are included below, along with brief notes from each contest.
Boston University 72 vs. Northeastern 69 (TD Garden)
*Boston University closed on a 10-2 run to win its first season opener since 2007.
*John Papale hit a three-pointer followed by three free throws to turn a 67-62 deficit into a 68-67 lead.
*Maurice Watson Jr. pushed it to 70-67 on a layup with 45 seconds left, and DJ Irving hit a pair of free throws to help seal the win in the final seconds.
*Watson Jr. led the way with 16 points as well as five assists.
*BU hit 18-of-20 free throws and had just 10 turnovers while forcing 17 by Northeastern.
Loyola Maryland 93 at Cornell 89 (OT)
*Dylon Cormier led Loyola with career highs of 34 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double.
*The Greyhounds went on a 13-2 run late in regulation to turn a seven-point deficit into a four-point lead, but Cornell scored four points in the final 20 seconds to send it to overtime.
*Loyola took the lead for good on a pair of free throws by Cormier with 1:42 left, and the senior guard then hit a three-pointer with 1:01 to go for a four-point advantage.
*Three other Greyhounds scored in double figures, including Jarred Jones with 13.
Harvard 82 vs. Holy Cross 72
*Holy Cross fell 82-72 to Harvard despite 25 points from senior forward Dave Dudzinski.
*The Crusaders led 61-60 with 5:49 left, but Harvard scored the next seven points and Holy Cross would not get closer than four again.