BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's basketball team used a 12-2 run to pull within three of Boston University with just under three minutes to play Saturday afternoon, but it wouldn't be enough as the Terriers closed out the game with their own 12-2 run for a 73-60 win in Agganis Arena.
Freshman Andre Walker and senior Tyler Hubbard sparked the comeback attempt, with the duo knocking down shots within 13 seconds of each other, pulling Loyola (10-15, 6-8 Patriot League) within nine, 56-47, with 7:13 to play.
Freshman Cam Gregory and senior Denzel Brito followed it up with a pair of free throws each, before Eric Fanning halted the Greyhounds' run with a layup at 4:04 to give Boston University (11-14, 7-7) a 58-51 advantage.
Another free throw from Brito and a layup from freshman Chancellor Barnard pulled Loyola within three, 58-55, with 2:46 to play, but Cedric Hankerson drained a 3-pointer to push the Terriers back ahead six.
Walker kept Loyola within three, with a 3-pointer of his own at 1:46, but that's as close as the Greyhounds would get, as Boston University answered with its 12-2 run to close out the game.
Walker led Loyola with 13 points, while Hubbard tacked on 11 points and senior Franz Rassman and Barnard had 10 each.
Cedric Hankerson led the Terriers with 20 points and five assists, and Eric Fanning contributed 15 points.
Loyola will remain on the road as it heads to Bucknell on Wednesday for a 7 p.m., tipoff.