BOSTON - Boston University overcame a 12-point deficit in 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 points) 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 minutes, 33 seconds remaining 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 sliced their deficit to 80-76 on a basket by Jones with 37.6 seconds remaining. But the Terriers countered by sinking five of six free throws, which offset another trey by Galloway in the final seconds.

The Hawks looked as if 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 by injuries, the Hawks suited up only nine players.