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Allison layup lifts Maine over Boston U. 56-54

Jan 28, 2010 - 4:12 AM ORONO, Maine(AP) -- Mike Allison rebounded his own missed layup and laid it in to beat the buzzer, lifting Maine to a 56-54 win over Boston University on Wednesday night and extending the Black Bears' winning streak to six games.

The America East Conference leader, Maine (14-6, 6-1) is off to its best start in league play, eclipsing the 1999-2000 team which started 5-2.

Freshman Murphy Burnatowski led the Black Bears with a career-high 14 points and Terrance Mitchell added 10.

Maine led 30-25 at halftime. The Terriers (11-10, 6-3), who entered the game having won six of their past seven games, briefly took the lead at 31-30, then the Black Bears regained control and built a 53-43 lead with 5:03 left.

Boston U. tied the game at 54 on a Jeff Pelage layup with 4 seconds to go, then Allison scored the winning basket.

Jack O'Brien and John Holland led the Terriers with 13 points each.