BOSTON (AP) David Nichols had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists and Travis Charles scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help Albany beat Boston University 88-74 on Monday night.

Greg Stire added 14 points, Joe Cremo scored 12 and Devonte Campbell 10 for Albany (2-0).

Charles hit two free throws to give Albany the lead for good and spark a 15-4 run that made it 56-47 after Nichols made a layup with 14:47 to play. Boston (0-2) pulled within six points on Cedric Hankerson's 3-pointer about five minutes later, but Cremo scored six points during a 14-6 spurt that gave the Great Danes a 14-point lead with 2:31 to go.

Nick Havener lead the Terriers with 19 points and Javante McCoy scored 15.

Albany shot 57 percent from the field and made nearly twice as many free throws (21) than Boston attempted (11). The Terriers shot just 29.6 percent (8 of 27) from 3-point range.

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