By Christopher Dela Rosa/DFP Staff
With strong 3-point shooting for much of the first half and trouble closing out the game with a lead late in the second half, it was a typical performance by the Boston University men’s basketball team against the University of Maine Tuesday night.
Ten minutes into the first half, BU (12–11, 6–4 America East) suddenly took off after playing a back-and-forth game for the first 10 minutes. Down by three with 9:39 left in the first half, freshman guard John Papale hit a 3-pointer that set the tone for the rest of the half.
From there, BU went on a 19–8 run that gave it an impressive 48–32 lead going into the locker room at halftime.
“I thought they got off to a great start in the first half,” said Maine (8–15, 3–7 America East) coach Ted Woodward. “We matched them pretty well and then they got a spurt with a couple of threes, and unfortunately we couldn’t match them in that sequence.”
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