WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Daman Tate had 28 points, nine rebounds and four steals while wearing a mask and Boston University beat Holy Cross 83-76 on Monday in a season opener for both teams.

Due to a new policy by Boston University, the Terriers wore masks while on the court competing to try and combat the coronavirus. Holy Cross did not, but will be required to in a rematch on Tuesday since it's on BU's campus.

Tate, who missed all of last season due to an injury, was 10 of 11 from the field, including four of BU's seven 3-pointers. The Terriers shot 54.2% from the field.

Javante McCoy added 17 points and six rebounds for BU, Jack Hemphill scored 12 and Sukhmail Mathon had 10 points and seven boards. The defending Patriot League champions returned four starters from last year's team.

Austin Butler led Holy Cross with 24 points and eight rebounds. Gerrale Gates had 19 points and eight boards, and Matt Faw scored 13.

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