Junior forward Kwame Awuah scored the go-ahead and game-icing goals for the UConn Huskies as they took down Boston University, 3-1, at Morrone Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Those two goals were his second and third on the season, as the co-captain delivered for his team with their season on the line.
BU got on the board in the 30th minute on a crossing play finished by junior forward Felix De Bona, taking a 1-0 lead which it would last into the halftime break. It would be the Terriers' only score of the game.
Nine minutes into the second half it was Awuah who set up UConn's game-tying goal, sending a pass into the center to freshman forward DeAndrae Brown who put it in the net for his second goal of the year.
Awuah notched what would be the game-winner in the 76th minute when he fired one from over 20 yards out into the upper-left corner. He put the game away for good with another goal a few minutes later on a cross from junior defenseman, and fellow co-captain, Jakob Nerwinski.
The Huskies (10-5-6), unbeaten in their last nine games, move on to face Indiana (12-4-3) in the second round. They will start at noon in Bloomington, Indiana.
The Hoosiers were ranked No. 22 in the country heading into the Big 10 tournament, falling to Maryland in penalty kicks in the semi-final. They received the No. 16 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament, earning a first-round bye. UConn has a 3-2-1 all-time record against Indiana.