April 02, 2020
BANGOR DAILY NEWS (BANGOR, MAINE

Terriers turn back UMaine

BOSTON – Senior Joey Beard registered 20 points and collected a career-high 16 rebounds, while junior guard Billy Beal contributed a career-high 20 points as Boston University pulled away from visiting Maine to post a 79-64 triumph Friday night in Boston.

Boston University held a 35-26 lead at the break, but Fred Meeks opened the second half with a three-pointer to pull the Black Bears within 35-29 with 18:09 to play. However, Maine would pull no closer the rest of the game.

Boston University answered with a 13-5 run to grab a 48-34 lead with 12:27 left. Maine cut the deficit to eight points on two occasions, with the last time coming at 59-51 when Colin Haynes connected on a pair of free throws with 5:49 to play.

The Terriers responded with an 11-4 run to build a 70-55 edge with 2:58 to play. Boston University scored its final five points from the free throw line to ice the game down the stretch.

Despite the final score, it was Maine that controlled the early play. The Black Bears built a 16-11 lead on a short jumper by Meeks with 9:15 to play in the first half. The Terriers answered with 11 consecutive points to take a 22-16 lead with 7:28 to play, and never trailed the rest of the game.

Boston University, which improved to 6-4 overall and 1-0 in America East, held a commanding 54-37 rebounding advantage. Walter Brown added 12 points for the Terriers, and LeVar Folk, playing his first game following a six-game suspension, contributed seven points, four assists and four rebounds off the bench.

Maine, which fell to 4-7 and 1-2 in the conference, was paced by Meeks, who tallied a game-high 21 points, while Alan Ledbetter added 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Marcus Wills scored 12 despite connecting on just one of 13 attempts from the floor.

Terriers 79, Black Bears 64

Maine (4-7) Boston Univ. (6-4)

Name G AG F AF TP Name G AG F AF TP

Wills 1 13 10 10 12 Fearrington 1 2 0 1 2

Faison 1 7 0 0 2 Costello 1 6 0 2 2

Haynes 2 9 2 2 6 Beard 7 20 6 8 20

Meeks 6 12 6 8 21 Brown 6 13 0 0 12

Ledbetter 7 11 2 4 16 Curley 1 4 3 7 5

Tibbetts 0 0 0 0 0 Beal 7 16 4 4 20

Fein 2 4 0 0 5 Evans 2 4 0 0 5

Thompson 1 2 0 1 2 Folk 3 6 1 2 7

Michin 2 2 0 1 4

Glannoulias 1 2 0 0 2

Scott 0 0 0 0 0

Totals 20 57 20 25 64 Totals 31 75 14 25 79

Maine 26 64

Boston University 35 79

3-pt. goals: Maine (4-17): Wills 0-3, Faison 0-4, Haynes 0-2, Meeks 3-5, Fein 1-3; Boston University (3-15): Costello 0-4, Brown 0-1, Beal 2-5, Evans 1-3, Folk 0-2

Attendance: 1,285


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