Cedric Hankerson had 16 points, seven assists and four rebounds, and Nathan Dieudonne had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Boston U. Papale made 5 of 9 3-pointers and the Terriers shot 50 percent from the field on 21-of-42 shooting.
Jeffrey Short had 28 points, six assists and five rebounds, and Malik Thomas tallied 19 points and 12 rebounds for Norfolk State. The Spartans made just 5 of 24 3-point attempts (22 percent).
Short scored 19 points in the first half to give Norfolk State a 34-32 lead at halftime. Early in the second half, up one, Boston went on a 16-2 run behind back-to-back 3-pointers from Cheddi Mosely and five points from Dieudonne.