WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) Walter Whyte turned a 3-point play with 11 seconds left in the game to lift Boston University to a 61-59 win at Army in the Patriot League regular season finale Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers clinched a first-round tournament bye with a win over Lafayette Wednesday, and if Lehigh loses to the Leopards, they would host a quarterfinal game on Thursday.
BU (14-15, 10-8) led by 12 at intermission, but Army stormed back with a 14-3 run sparked by an Alex King 3 and capped by a Jordan Fox trey that got the Black Knights (13-16, 6-12) within one, 38-37. From there, neither team could find an advantage. King hit a 3 to give Army a 59-56 lead with 1:43 left, but the Black Knights could not score again. Cedric Hankerson's two free throws made it 59-58 and Whyte's layup put the Terriers in the lead.