Tyler Scanlon with back-to-back double-double, leads BU over Colgate, 76-68

Editor’s Note: This story was updated to reflect Colgate’s 12-game win streak at home prior to Saturday.

After winning the Turnpike Trophy MVP on Wednesday, Boston University forward Tyler Scanlon continued his strong play with a 20-point, 11-rebound performance. The 6-foot-7, 215-pound junior found success from multiple spots, shooting 3-of-7 from deep, while knocking down 5-of-6 from foul line.

Scanlon and the Terriers defeated the Colgate Raiders, 76-68, at the Reid Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon.

It was a tough January for the Terriers (11-12, 4-6 Patriot League), who struggled with a four-game losing streak during the course. After snapping the streak on Wednesday, BU ended another streak today against the Raiders (13-10, 5-5 PL), who had won 12 straight at home heading into Saturday.

Junior forward Max Mahoney scored 16 points, while sophomore guard Javante McCoy added 10 points and 4 assists.

Colgate forward Rapolas Ivanauskas led the game with 24 points.

BU Notes

  • Terriers posted 14 assists on just six turnovers.
  • Freshman guard Jonas Harper earned his first start of the season.
  • While the Jan. 5 win over Bucknell was the last time each member of the Scanlon-Mahoney-McCoy trio scored in double figures leading into Wednesday, Saturday’s Colgate win marked a back-to-back occasion that’s happened.
  • BU again found success from the free throw line on Saturday, shooting 15-of-18. The team is now averaging 79.2 percent in conference play.
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