Published November 20, 2014
D.J. Irving scored 23 points and Malik Thomas came off the bench to score all 17 of his points in the second half to lead Boston University to a 70-57 victory over Cornell in a nonconference game Saturday.
Thomas made all five of his 3-point attempts and also hit a pair of free throws for the Terriers (5-6), who have won five of their last six games after losing their first five.
Irving scored three baskets in a row for the Terriers that put them ahead to stay, 48-46 with 8:09 remaining. He made 7 of 10 shots overall.
Boston University shot 52.4 percent (11 of 21) in the second half, while the Big Red (4-9) managed 37.0 percent (10 of 27), including 2 of 13 on 3-pointers.
Devin Cherry led Cornell with 16 points, while Errick Peck added 12 and Dwight Tarwater 11.