BALTIMORE -- Maurice Watson Jr. scored 19 points and D.J. Irving added 17 as Boston University topped Maryland-Baltimore County 68-59 for its sixth consecutive victory Saturday night.
Irving opened with a 3-pointer, giving him 1,000 points for his career. Watson added six assists for the Terriers (17-11, 11-4 America East Conference).
Boston began with a 14-4 advantage and led 28-17 at halftime. UMBC shot just 25 percent (6 of 24) before the break and was outscored 16-4 in the paint.
The Retrievers (6-21, 4-10) rebounded to hit 48.1 percent (13 of 27) in the second half, pulling within 44-42 with 8:46 remaining. The Terriers stretched the lead to 56-46 in short order, though, and led by at least seven points over the final 5 minutes.
Boston knocked down 65.2 percent (15 of 23) of its shots in the second half, and made 51 percent (26 of 51) for the game.
Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr., who averaged 15.8 points in 13 games before being injured last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft.
Isaiah Briscoe has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season. Marcus Lee intends to transfer.
The Big 12/SEC Challenge will again feature Kansas and Kentucky, this time at Rupp Arena. That's not the only exciting matchup in next season's midseason conference showdown.