Scores

Final OT

Boston U 68

(14-16, 9-7 Am. East)

Albany 64

(15-15, 10-6 Am. East)

    8:30 PM ET, March 8, 2008

    1 2 OT T
    BU 29 27 1268
    ALBY 30 26 864

    Top Performers

    Boston University: C. Strong 17 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Albany: B. Lillis 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Blk

    Boston U. 68, Albany, N.Y. 64

    Associated Press

    VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) -- Carlos Strong came off the bench with 17 points, helping sixth-seeded Boston University to a 68-64 overtime win over Albany, N.Y., Saturday.

    With the win, Boston advances to the semifinals of the America East Tournament, where it will face No. 2 Hartford in the second game of Sunday's semifinal double-header.

    Albany's John Iati forced overtime with a long 3-pointer with 9.9 seconds left in regulation. Corey Lowe then opened the overtime with two straight baskets and the Terriers (14-16) never trailed in the extra session.

    The Great Danes (15-15) went 9-for-13 from the field to start the game but scored only six field goals over the final 32:23. They were kept alive on the foul line, going 28-for-39 as Boston was whistled for 31 fouls.

    Strong hit a short jumper to make it 64-60 with 58.7 seconds left in overtime and then stuffed an attempt by Josh Martin the final seconds.

    John Holland scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime and added eight rebounds for BU, while Lowe had 11 points and seven rebounds before fouling out in overtime.

    Brian Lillis led Albany with 24 points, and Iati had 16.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    BU
    ALBY
    Points 68 64
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 15-47 (.319)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-22 (.409) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-30 (.567) 28-39 (.718)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 8

    2007-08 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 16, 2008 ALBY 70, @BU 63Recap
    Mar 2, 2008 @ALBY 76, BU 64Recap
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