Cedric Hankerson made a layup with four seconds left and Nick Havener blocked a TJ Williams shot at the buzzer to give Boston University a 65-63 victory Friday night in the opener of BU’s Steve Wright Classic at Case Gym.
The victory enabled the Terriers to avenge an 87-77 loss at NU in the season opener for both teams last Friday at Matthews Arena.
Williams hit a free throw that tied the game, 63-63, with 28 seconds to play. He also made two free throws at the 4:29 mark that gave the Huskies a 62-55 lead. Havener had a tip-in and Eric Fanning made a layup before Cheddi Mosely converted a 4-point play with 40 seconds to go to put the Terriers up.
Fanning led the Terriers (1-1) with 17 points and Hankerson had 13 to go with three rebounds, three blocks, three assists and two steals.
Williams led the Huskies (2-1) with 24 points and Alex Murphy had 13.
Northeastern trailed 39-32 at the half but rallied to take the biggest lead of the game, 57-45 with 8:43 to play.
Syracuse 71, Monmouth 50 — Andrew White scored 18 points, Taurean Thompson added 12 and the Orange (3-0) routed the overmatched Hawks at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse led, 37-29, at the half. Monmouth shot 21 percent from the field and was 1 of 18 from 3-point range in the second half. For the game, the Hawks shot 31 percent and were 4 of 29 from on 3-pointers.
Saint Mary’s 77, NU 53 — The Huskies (2-1) suffered their first loss of the season in a non-conference matchup against the Gaels (1-2), who got a team-high 18 points from Stella Beck.
NU senior co-captain Francesca Sally led all scorers with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting at Cabot Center.
Harvard 5, BC 2 — The No. 11 Crimson (5-1-1) erupted for five goals, including three on the power play, between the first and last goals for the No. 3 Eagles (10-3-1). Tyler Moy led the way for host Harvard with a pair of goals while Sean Malone added a goal and two assists to snap BC’s 10-game unbeaten streak.
BU 2, UConn 1 — The No. 5 Terriers (6-3-1, 2-0-1 HEA) streaked to an early 2-0 lead over the Huskies (3-4-5, 1-2-1 HEA) after a pair of first-period strikes by Jordan Greenway (3:28) and Gabriel Chabot (16:01) at the XL Center in Hartford.
NU 5, Providence 4 — The host Huskies (4-4-4, 1-3-2 HEA) streaked to a 5-1 lead behind a pair of goals by Zach Aston-Reese then were forced to hold on for their first league win after the No. 19 Friars (3-4-2, 0-2-1 HEA) rallied for three goals in the third period.
UNH 6, UMass 2 — Tyler Kelleher had a 4-point night (power-play goal, 3 assists) as the host Wildcats (5-5-2, 3-1-1 HEA) got multipoint efforts from three players, including Jason Salvaggio (2 goals, 1 assist) and Patrick Grasso (goal, assist).
Vermont 6, Maine 2 — Rob Darrar scored a pair of goals in a four-goal flurry in the second period as the host Catamounts (7-3-1, 3-2-0 HEA) breezed to a victory over the Black Bears (4-7-2, 1-4-0 HEA).
ND 4, UMass-Lowell 1 — The No. 9 Irish (6-4-2, 3-2-1 HEA) answered Kenny Hausinger’s tying goal for the River Hawks (4-5-3, 0-2-3 HEA) at 10:24 of the second period with three unanswered scores..
BU 7, Merrimack 3 — Junior Victoria Bach notched her 100th career point and junior Rebecca Leslie collected her first collegiate hat trick to lead the Terriers (6-5-1, 5-5-0 WHEA) at Merrimack (4-9-1, 2-6-0 WHEA).
NU 3, Vermont 3 — The Huskies (10-4-2, 6-1-1 WHEA) erased a two-goal deficit in the third on goals by senior Hayley Scamurra and sophomore Kasidy Anderson to earn a hard-fought tie at Vermont (3-5-3, 2-2-2 WHEA).