By Brian Willwerth
BOSTON, MA – After a rough start to the season, the Boston University men’s basketball team has hit its stride.
After five straight losses, Joe Jones’ team stayed red-hot on Saturday afternoon by beating Cornell, 70-57 at Case Gym, and earning their fifth win in six games.
The Big Red took a 5-point lead into the halftime, but the Terriers turned the game around in the second half when they went on an 18-2 run, which provided them the lead for good.
D.J. Irving led all scorers with 23 points, while Thomas Malik added 17. BU shot 52% in the second half, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range.
On the flip side, Cornell shot the same 52% in the first half, but struggled mightily in the second stanza as the Terriers turned up the defensive intensity. Three Big Red players did score in double figures: Devin Cherry (16) Errick Peck (12) and Dwight Tarwater (11.)
The Terriers will look to stay hot when they take on Belmont next Friday night at the UCF Holiday Classic in Orlando, Florida.
** Photos courtesy of Brian Willwerth **