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Boston University holds off New Hampshire, 70-69, in men’s basketball


Associated Press
Thursday, November 30, 2017

DURHAM – Cedric Hankerson scored 17 points, Javante McCoy had the winning free throw and Boston University held off New Hampshire, 70-69, on Wednesday night.

Max Mahoney added 15 points and six rebounds for the Terriers (3-3), who won their third straight on the road.

New Hampshire led, 44-41, on Jacoby Armstrong’s layup after the Terriers went scoreless for nearly four minutes early in the second half. Iba Camara’s jumper tied it at 67 for UNH with 2:27 to play and teammate Tanner Leissner’s layup knotted it at 69 with 11 seconds left. McCoy made 1 of 2 free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining for the victory.

Mahoney’s layup put the Terriers up, 20-18, and they led, 38-26, at halftime on Tyler Scanlon’s 3-pointer.

Leissner scored 20 points with seven rebounds, Josh Hopkins added 19 points with four 3-pointers and Camara chipped in 12 points with 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (1-6).