BOSTON – Boston University overcame a 12-point deficit in the latter stages of the second half Tuesday night for an 85-79 victory over St. Joseph's in a nonleague game at Agganis Arena.
Darryl Partin led the Terriers (5-7) with 29 points while John Holland chipped in 19.
Langston Galloway (24) and Carl Jones (21) paced the Hawks (3-8), who endured their sixth consecutive loss.
Galloway buried a three-point shot, which gave the Hawks a 65-53 lead with 10:33 left in the second half. But Partin, Holland and D.J. Irving led an outburst during which the Terriers outscored the Hawks, 27-6, for an 80-71 lead with 1:11 left.
The Hawks did slice their deficit to 80-76 on a basket by Jones with 37.6 seconds remaining. But the Terriers countered by sinking 5 of 6 free throws, which offset another trey by Galloway in the final seconds.
The Hawks looked like they would go into intermission with a fairly comfortable advantage when Ronald Roberts almost tore the rim off the glass with a vicious dunk for a 39-30 lead. But the Hawks turned the ball over in three of their next four trips down the floor, enabling the Terriers to creep within 39-38.
Holland, who began play with a team-leading 17.5-point average and who was held in check by Galloway, capped the Terriers' 8-0 run by putting in a missed shot and scoring off his steal.
Roberts, meanwhile, equaled his career high by scoring 10 points – six of which came during a 12-2 run that enabled the Hawks to turn a 23-22 deficit into a 34-25 lead.
Galloway hit two three-pointers to give the Hawks the lead, which they maintained until the Terriers snared their first lead at 23-22 when Partin sank a pair of free throws.
With Charoy Bentley and Todd O'Brien sidelined with injuries, the Hawks suited up only nine players.