Boston, Mass.—Boston University senior wing John Holland scored 24 points and lead the host Terriers to a 85-53 America East victory over UMBC.
The Terriers (15-13, 10-4) won their fifth straight game and avenged UMBC's 71-67 win over Boston U. last month.
For the third consecutive game, the Retrievers were badly outplayed in the first half. After a Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y.) jumper sliced UMBC's deficit to 14-11 at the 13:38 mark, the Terriers went on a 13-0 run over the several minutes and took a 27-11 advantage with 9:17 remaining. Boston U. hit six of their first 12 shots from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes and led, 42-24 at the break.
Darryl Partin, who added 23 points, scored 11 of the Terriers' first 20 points of the half and Boston U. cruised to the victory.
De La Rosa led UMBC with 11 points. Sophomore forward Adrian Satchell (Windsor, Conn.) was UMBC's America East Player of the Game with six of seven points scored in the first half. Freshman wing Matt Conway (Sarasota, Fla.) hit two treys for a season-best six points.
UMBC (5-22, 4-10) will conclude the home schedule vs. Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 19.