Terriers finish strong in 64-57 win in New Hampshire

DURHAM, New Hampshire— With strong defense and a free-throw shootout from the clutch, the Boston University men’s basketball team earned a 64-57 away win in New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon.

In a five-tie contest, the Terriers (4-1) earned their third straight win by ending the contest with a 10-3 run in the final three minutes while the Wildcats (2-2) suffered their first home loss Season.

graduate student Walter Why and seniors Nevin Zinc had identical totals of 14 points and eight rebounds while he was a student Fletcher Tynen had 14 points in addition to six boards. The Terriers shot just 22 of 59 (.373) from the field, including 3 of 22 (.136) in 3-point territory, but made only six turnovers and finished 17 of 22 (.773). the charity streak to claim their first street win of the year. graduate student Jonas Harper flushed all four free throws in the last minute to end the game with eight points.

2022 NJCAA All-Star transfer Clarence Daniels hit a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Wildcats, who landed 19 of 59 (.322) and 7 of 26 (.269) behind the arc overall while also making 12 free throws 14 trials to be added (0.857). Central Arkansas transfer Jaxson Baker contributed 12 points from four 3-pointers, and Marist transfer Matthew Herasme added 11 points alongside seven rebounds. Seattle transfer Kyree Brown contributed nine points and five assists.

DOWN THE TRACK

  • After the fifth and final tie, 54-54, at Baker’s 3-pointer at 3:12, UNH finished the game with just one of his last six field goal attempts.
  • Whyte came out of the head coach joe jones‘ yelled Timeout, fighting his way to the basket for a layup that gave BU the ultimate lead.
  • The Wildcats had two possessions to either level the game or take the lead, but missed a jumper and a 3-pointer, with the final shot resulting in a shot clock violation.
  • Zink clung to a two-point lead with 55 seconds left and recovered from two previous missed free throws by hitting a clutch hook shot for a 58-54 advantage.
  • After a defensive rebound, Zink missed a 1-and-1, but Tynen helped seal the win by catching the offensive rebound while Harper hit four straight free throws in the next 12 seconds.
  • UNH eventually added with a 3-pointer after eight seconds, but Whyte added two more free throws to seal the win by seven points.

THE FACILITIES

  • Tynen and Zink started the game with back-to-back buckets before UNH launched a 16-4 run that was capped by Herasme’s back-to-back, 9:51.
  • BU chipped away and eventually leveled the game 6:39, 18-18 on Tynen’s Jumper, but Brown flushed a 3-pointer on next possession to break the deadlock.
  • Brown added two free throws three minutes later to take a 26-20 lead, but the Wildcats would not score another goal until 18:45 of the second half.
  • Whyte succeeded Junior Daman Tates 3-pointers with a layup at 1:33 to reduce UNH’s lead to 26-25 entered the dressing room and started the second with a layup and a bonus free throw to retake the lead.
  • Tynen extended BU’s overall run to 16-2 with a 16-08 floater to give it a 36-28 advantage, but like UNH he was unable to extend the lead into double digits even after clinching a 3rd -Pointer and nailed a bonus free throw four minutes later had a 42:34 lead.
  • BU would miss his next seven shot attempts, with Zink breaking the streak with a layup at 7:05 to break a 44-44 stalemate.
  • Harper’s two free throws with 4:21 remaining gave BU a 54-49 lead that quickly vanished after Nazim Derry’s layup and Baker’s 3-pointer at 3:12.

GAME NOTES

  • BU opened a season 4-1 for the second time under Coach Jones and managed that feat for the first time since the 2016-17 squad.
  • Zink and Tynen brought the total number of terriers that have scored in double figures this season to eight.
  • Tynen’s 14 points tied his personal best previously set in his freshman year against Emerson.
  • Whyte led BU for the fourth time in five competitions after leading the Terriers five times all of last season.
  • Although the game started with a 16-5 advantage in rebounds, UNH ended up with just a slight 41-40 advantage on the glass.
  • BU improved to an all-time 102-39 against UNH with their sixth straight win and a 9-2 mark under Coach Jones.

NEXT

  • The Terriers will next travel to Milwaukee for the Cream City Classic on November 26-28, with first-ever matchups against Southeast Missouri St., the host Panthers and UC Davis.
  • BU will face off for the first time against SEMO, a winner from November 7th in South Florida, on Saturday (November 26) at 2pm ET.

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