Boston Terriers come up short in battle for Patriot League lead

BOSTON — Boston University had the perfect chance to stage an upset in the Case Gym and take control of first place in the Patriot League on Sunday.

Instead, the Terriers weren’t able to contain Stephen Brown, who scored 21 points to lead Bucknell to a 91-79 win.

For Bucknell, the Bison’s now has a two-game lead atop the Patriot League and the win also  avenged their last loss earlier in the month of January. The Bison (15-8, 9-1) won their eighth straight since losing at home to the Terriers (11-10, 7-3).

Behind Browns’ 21 points was 18 from Zach Thomas and 15 from Nana Foulland. The Bison made only three more shots than the Terriers but two of them were three point shots and they made four more free throws as well.

The Terriers played their third straight without injured leading scorer Cedric Hankerson, who last torched Bucknell similarly to how Brown cooked BU. Walter Whyte led the Terriers with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the game’s lone double-double. Tyler Scanlon followed it up with 12 points of his own and both Matt Mahoney and Sukhmail Mathon scored 10 points.

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