BOSTON – The three-point line made all the difference Saturday between the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team and Suffolk University. The Rams used the three-point arc to their advantage as they defeated the Wildcats, 77-67.
Both teams relied on the three-point line with the Rams hitting 10-of-27 (37 percent) compared to 6-of-20 (30 percent) by the Wildcats.
Midway through the first half, the Wildcats got their first lead, 12-11, on a Brian Hogan-Gary free throw. Suffolk built a 33-25 lead before going into the half up 36-32.
A Hogan-Gary layup tied the game, 43-43, with 11:34 left, but JWU was outscored 11-3 over the next three minutes. He converted a three-point play to get JWU within 65-63, but the Rams answered with a pair of three-pointers and hit all six of their free throws to seal the victory.
Johnson & Wales travels across town Monday to take on Brown at 7 p.m.