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Saint Joseph's Bests Boston University, 58-53
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  12/29/2006

Dec. 29, 2006

Box Score

NEW YORK (AP) - Ahmad Nivins had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Saint Joseph's beat Boston University 58-53 on Friday night in the third-place game of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.

The Hawks (7-5) beat the Terriers (3-8) for the second time this season and both games were similar.

On Nov. 27 at Philadelphia, the game was tied at 32 with 12 minutes remaining and the Hawks pulled away as the Terriers managed just one field goal the rest of the game and Saint Joseph's won 55-39.

On Friday, Boston University pulled within 35-32 with 13:25 to play, but the Hawks went on an 11-0 run and the Terriers didn't make a field goal for seven minutes, although they did get as close as five points twice.

Robert Ferguson added 13 points for the Hawks, who committed 17 turnovers, but finished with a 42-27 rebounding advantage and blocked seven shots.

Tyler Morris had 17 points for the Terriers, who lost their fourth straight, while Omari Peterkin added 12. Boston University shot 24.1 percent (7-for-29) in the first half and trailed 26-18. The Terriers finished 3-for-17 from 3-point range.

Both teams had tough losses in the first round on Thursday.

Saint Joseph's lost 65-63 to Hofstra when Loren Stokes hit an 18-footer with 2.2 seconds to play. The Terriers lost 45-44 in overtime to St. John's when a shot down low by Peterkin rolled off the rim at the buzzer.