Nov. 27, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - Ahmad Nivins had 12 points and freshman Garrett Williamson had his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to lead Saint Joseph's (4-1) to a 55-39 win over Boston University (2-4) at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse.
Freshman Darrin Govens returned to action for the first time since suffering a fractured hand in the season opener (November 14) and scored 11 points. Govens, who had surgery on November 17, was cleared to play by a doctor four hours before gametime. He played 24 minutes and made 3-of-3 3-point field goal attempts.
After a sloppy first half, in which the teams combined for 30 turnovers, the Hawks used their defense to take control in the second half. SJU forced BU into 11 turnovers and a 2-for-20 shooting performance in the final 20 minutes.
Trailing 26-25 at halftime, SJU scored six straight points to open the second half. The Terriers tied the score 32-32 on a 3-pointer at 12:21, but that would be BU's final field goal of the game. The Hawks thenwent on a 13-1 run, to take command with a 45-33 lead.
SJU made 12-of-14 free throws in the second half, while hitting 17-of-23 for the game.
Williamson shot 5-for-8 from the field and had three steals.
The Hawks play their first city game of the year on Saturday, December 2, hosting Drexel at the Palestra at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WFIL Radio (560 AM).