Scores

Final

Boston U 64

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Northeastern 65

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 9, 2012

Matthews Arena, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 T
BU 35 2964
NE 26 3965

Top Performers

Boston University: M. Thomas 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Northeastern: R. Spencer 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Northeastern 65, Boston U. 64

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Joel Smith scored 20 points and Demetrius Pollard made a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left to help Northeastern rally and beat Boston University 65-64 Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Boston took a 35-26 halftime lead behind 10 first-half points from D.J. Irving. However, Northeastern opened the second half on a 12-4 run to narrow the deficit to 39-38.

The Huskies rallied to their first lead, 57-56, behind two Quincy Ford free throws and held that lead until Malik Thomas' 3-pointer put Boston back ahead, 63-62, with 1:13 remaining.

Both teams exchanged misses before Smith was forced to foul Travis Robinson with 9 seconds showing. Robinson made just one of two free throw attempts, opening the door for Pollard's game-winning shot on Northeastern's next possession.

Pollard had missed his previous three field goal attempts.

Irving led Boston with 18 points but went 0-for-6 from deep.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BU
NE
Points 64 65
FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 21-47 (.447)
3P Made-Attempted 5-22 (.227) 3-15 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 20-29 (.690)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 10 2

2012-13 Season

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