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Boston University 'steals' win at Navy 71-53 with 19 steals

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Justin Alston scored 14 points, Will Goff and Cedric Hankerson scored 12 apiece and Boston University's defense swarmed Navy 71-53 in Patriot League play Thursday night.

The Terriers (8-7, 3-0) recorded 19 steals - two shy of the school record set in 1989 - among Navy's 27 turnovers. Kyle Foreman grabbed a career-best five steals to go with six assists and seven points as BU won its first road game of the season.

The Patriot League record for steals in a game is 23.

Alston was 6-of-8 shooting, Goff and Hankerson each made four 3-point baskets as BU made 12 treys.

Shawn Anderson led Navy (5-10, 0-3) with 10 points, the only Midshipman to reach double figures. He was dinged for six turnovers. Navy's 27 turnovers is season high, and led to 34 BU points.

Updated January 5, 2017

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