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Boston University 55, Navy 32

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Boston University led from start to finish and held cold-shooting Navy to a season scoring low in a 55-32 victory in a Patriot League game on Tuesday night in Boston.

Navy (6-8, 1-2) made only 11-of-53 shots from the field (20.8 percent) in losing for the fifth time in its last six games.

Boston U. (10-6, 3-0) had a cold spell of their own, going without a field goal during a seven-minute span in the first half, but recovered to post their third straight win, all in conference play. They shot 38.5 percent from the field for the game.

The Midshipmen were without two suspended players, including leading scorer Tilman Dunbar (11.9), for a third straight game. Little-used backup guard Phil Guglielmo also was out.

Boston U. guard Maurice Watson Jr. and guard Cedric Hankerson led all scorers with 11 points each and forward Nathan Dieudonne added 10.

Guard Grant Vermeer led Navy in scoring with seven points.

Boston U. got off to a hot start, hitting six of its first nine shots from the field to take a 16-5 lead a little over seven minutes into the game.

But the Terriers turned cold the rest of the half, making only 4-of-16 shots from the field in the last 12-plus minutes. They went into halftime up just 25-13 after Navy made only five of its first 30 shots from the field in the half.

Boston U. started the second half by hitting four of its first seven shots from the floor to build a 22-point lead at 35-13 just over four minutes in and coasted in from there.
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