Albany Remains Lone Unbeaten Team with Win Over Boston U. Wednesday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Albany (15-3, 6-0) took over sole possession of first place on Wednesday night, holding on for a 57-50 win over Boston University (16-4, 6-1) in a battle of unbeaten teams.
The Great Danes led by 16 at halftime and by as many as 23 with 14:27 to go in the game following a 3-pointer by Lindsay Lowrie. Lowrie led the team with 16 points, including 7-of-8 from the free throw line, while Ebone Henry had 15 points and eight steals.
The Terriers fought back, using a huge 23-3 run to cut a 23-point deficit to three with 4:21 to after a 3-pointer by Danielle Callahan. It was the closest Boston U. had been since 10:29 left in the first half. The Great Danes put the game away with an 8-3 spurt of their own, growing the lead to 55-47 with 38.5 seconds left.
In front of a record crowd at The RAC, UMBC (6-13, 2-4) topped Stony Brook (11-8, 3-3), 70-59, in a game that was broadcast nationally on ESPN3.
The Retrievers led wire-to-wire, thanks in large part to Brittany Crowell, who matched her career high with 25 points, while Raven Harris did it all for UMBC, scoring 17 points to go with seven assists, five rebounds and four steals.
UMBC hit its first seven shots of the second half to take a 12 point lead at 42-30. Stony Brook twice got within six, the last time coming with 2:21 left, but Crowell nailed a 3 to seal the game for UMBC.
Also on Wednesday, Vermont improved to 4-2 in league play with a 61-53 win over Maine, while Hartford edged out New Hampshire, 63-56 behind 21 points and 12 rebounds from Nikkia Smith.
Albany 57, Boston U. 50 - Recap | Box Score
UMBC 70, Stony Brook 59 - Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Vermont 61, Maine 53 - Recap | Box Score | Highlights
Hartford 63, New Hampshire 56 - Recap | Box Score | Highlights