By Michael Bagarella/DFP Staff
The Boston University men’s basketball team will start its final tour of the America East Saturday afternoon in West Hartford, Conn., when it plays University of Hartford for the second time this season.
In their first meeting of the 2012-13 season, Hartford (11–9, 4–3 America East) defeated BU (11–10, 5–3 America East) at Case Gymnasium, 77–74. The game was close for the first half and into the second half until BU started to pull away. After a 3-pointer from sophomore forward Malik Thomas at 11:37 in the second half, the Terriers had their largest lead of the game, ahead of Hartford by a score of 57–49. But it went downhill from there for BU.
With five minutes to go in the game, the Hawks went on a run that ended the Terriers’ lead and eventually buried a BU squad that had been consistently playing poorly at the end of games.
“We didn’t close the game out,” said BU coach Joe Jones of the matchup. “We turned them over, but we didn’t get stops when we needed, so overall we didn’t defend great.”
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