Roundup: BU edges Albany

D.J. Irving forced overtime with two 3-pointers in four seconds to help Boston University beat America East-rival Albany, 85-80, on Wednesday night in Albany, N.Y.

Albany’s Mike Black hit a pair of free throws for a 63-57 lead with 15 seconds left. Irving drained a 3-pointer with nine seconds remaining, and after Black committed a turnover on the inbound pass, Irving knocked down another trey with five seconds left.

BU’s John Papale added 11 of his 18 points in overtime.

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Maurice Watson Jr. led the Terriers (10-10, 4-3) with 21 points, and Irving scored 20.

Black hit just 5 of 22 shots but led the Great Danes (16-5, 5-2) with 20 points. Albany had been off to the program’s best ever 20-game start.

George Washington 66, Rhode Island 65 — Joe McDonald nailed a jumper with nine seconds left to give the Colonials (8-9, 2-2 Atlantic 10) the win in Kingston, R.I. Xavier Munford scored 20 points for URI (6-10, 1-2).

Lafayette 63, Holy Cross 53 — Phil Beans and Dave Dudzinski combined for 27 points, but it wasn't enough to push the Crusaders (10-9, 2-2 Patriot) past the host Leopards (9-12, 2-2).

Middlebury 75, St. Joseph’s (Vt.) 46 — The visiting Panthers (16-0) trounced the Saints behind Peter Lynch’s 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting. Ramel Anderson scored 15 points for St. Joseph’s (8-10).

WPI 69, Springfield 66 —  The Engineers (19-0, 6-0 NEWMAC) remained undefeated after beating the Pride (14-5, 5-1) in Worcester. Marco Coppola (23 points) led the way for WPI.

Women

Albany 57, Boston University 50 — The visiting Great Danes (15-3, 6-0) snapped the Terriers’ 13-game win streak and took over sole possession of first place in America East.

 Chantell Alford picked up a double-double for BU (16-4, 6-1), scoring 17 points and grabbing 11 boards.

Hartford 63, New Hampshire 56 — Nikkia Smith scored 21 points, and the host Hawks (13-7, 4-3) won an America East contest against the Wildcats. Kaylee Kilpatrick scored a career-high 19 points for UNH (6-12, 1-5).

Vermont 61, Maine 53 — Annie Wheeler scored 14 points as the Catamounts (7-12, 4-2 America East) beat the Black Bears (1-18, 0-6) in Burlington, Vt.

Butler 75, Massachusetts 61 — Daress McClung’s 20 points and 10 rebounds helped propel the Bulldogs (12-7, 3-1 Atlantic 10) past the Minutewomen at Mullins Center. Millie Niggeling had 10 points and 10 rebounds for UMass (3-16, 1-3).

St. Bonaventure 48, Rhode Island 28 — The Bonnies (9-10, 2-2 Atlantic 10) held the visiting Rams to just 26.8 percent (11-of-41) shooting in the game. No URI (5-14, 0-4) player scored in double figures.

Holy Cross 60, Lafayette 55 — Amy Lepley’s 17 points helped the Crusaders (9-10, 1-3 Patriot League) slip past the visiting Leopards (7-12, 0-4).

Providence 65, Villanova 60 — The Friars overcame a 19-point halftime deficit to beat the visiting Wildcats (15-3, 4-1 Big East). Symone Roberts scored 20 points and Tori Rule 19 for Providence (6-12, 1-4).

Amherst 54, Williams 48 — Marcia Vogt scored 16 points (4-of-20 shooting) to help the Lord Jeffs (18-0) beat the visiting Ephs (15-3).

Bentley 66, Adelphi 53 — The Falcons (16-0, 12-0 Northeast 10), ranked second in Division 2, salted the game away behind Courtney Finn’s 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Tufts 61, Emmanuel 48 — The Jumbos (19-0) overcame a 27-25 halftime deficit to defeat the Saints in Boston.

 Emmanuel (13-5) coach Andy Yosinoff gets another crack at career win No. 700 on Saturday when the Saints host Lasell.