BOSTON -- Maurice Watson Jr. had 12 points and six assists on Thursday as Boston University won its Patriot League debut 70-60 over Holy Cross.
Holy Cross (6-7, 0-1) trailed by 10 with 1:07 to play when Cullen Hamilton scored and Burrell followed with a steal and a layup to bring the Crusaders within 66-60. After Travis Robinson missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Boston, Holy Cross had a chance to make it a one-possession game, but Burrell attacked the rim and turned it over to Irving.
Dave Dudzinski had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Holy Cross and Hamilton led the Crusaders with 16 points.
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.