BOSTON -- 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.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.