Bison men fall at home to BU

LEWISBURG (AP) — Cedric Hankerson scored 21 points, and Javante McCoy made key free throws late to help Boston University beat Bucknell 84-79 on Tuesday night.

McCoy made the second of a pair of free throws to give Boston University (6-7, 2-0 Patriot League) a 75-69 lead. Zach Thomas hit a 3-pointer and Bruce Moore a layup to pull Bucknell to 77-74 with 33 seconds left. BU then made 7 of 8 free-throw attempts, including McCoy’s 4-of-4 shooting, to seal it.

Both teams missed eight free throws, but the Terriers made nine from distance compared to Buck­nell’s six.

Hankerson was 5 of 11 from the field and made 10 of 13 free throws. Will Goff had 17 points and made five 3-pointers for BU. Tyler Scanlon chipped in 14 points with 10 re­bounds, and McCoy finished with 13 points.

Thomas scored 25 points and grabbed 13 re­bounds, and Moore added 18 points to lead Bucknell (7-8, 1-1).

BOSTON U. (6-7)

Scanlon 6-8 1-2 14, Mahoney 4-6 0-1 8, Hankerson 5-11 10-13 21, McCoy 3-7 5-6 13, Whyte 2-6 0-0 4, Mathon 2-6 1-2 5, Petcash 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Goff 5-7 2-3 17. Totals 28-57 19-27 84.

BUCKNELL (7-8)

Moore 5-7 5-6 18, Thomas 7-20 10-15 25, Foulland 2-4 4-6 8, Brown 4-12 0-0 10, Sotos 1-4 0-0 2, Meeks 0-0 0-0 0, Sestina 6-8 2-2 14, Robertson 1-2 0-0 2, O’Reilly 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 21-29 79.

Halftime–Boston U. 37-30. 3-Point Goals–Boston U. 9-21 (Goff 5-7, McCoy 2-3, Scanlon 1-3, Hankerson 1-5, Petcash 0-1, Whyte 0-2), Bucknell 6-21 (Moore 3-4, Brown 2-6, Thomas 1-6, O’Reilly 0-1, Sestina 0-1, Sotos 0-1, Jones 0-2). Fouled Out–Brown, Foulland. Rebounds–Boston U. 26 (Scanlon 10), Bucknell 38 (Thomas 13). Assists–Boston U. 13 (Hankerson 4), Bucknell 10 (Brown, Sotos 3). Total Fouls–Boston U. 20, Bucknell 23. A–2,018 (4,000).

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