Mahoney, Scanlon help Boston University top UMass Lowell

Max Mahoney and Tyler Scanlon combined to score 43 points and Boston University broke the game open in the second half, defeating UMass Lowell 79-60 Tuesday night.

Mahoney scored 23 points on 10-for-13 shooting from the field, made all three free throws and pulled down 10 rebounds. Scanlon, with 20 points, had a 7-for-10 shooting night, made 5 of 6 free throws and added two steals and three assists for the Terriers (6-4).

The Terriers shot 53 percent for the game (31 of 58), outrebounded UMass Lowell 37-28 and outscored the River Hawks 52-42 in the paint.

Boston University broke open a tight game — it was 34-32 at the half — with a 22-12 run that spanned nearly 10 minutes of the second half. Half-a-dozen players contributed to the run, Scanlon leading with eight points, Jordan Guest added six. Mahoney started the second half with a jumper and Scanlon finished the run with back-to-back layups.

Christian Lutete led the River Hawks (5-6) with 20 points, hitting 9 of 12 from the floor. Obadiah Noel added 12 points with three steals.