Boston University fell to 0-2 on Monday evening with an 88-74 loss to old America East foe Albany.
Leading 40-38 at the outset of the second half, the Terriers would let this one slip away.
A Great Dane basket by Greg Stire 14 ticks into the final frame knotted the game up at 40-40.
Tied at 43-43, Albany would go on a 13-4 run – capped by a David Nichols layup with 14:47 remaining – to push ahead 56-47, before Cedric Hankerson put an end to the run with a 3-pointer.
Another Hankerson trey with 9:05 to go off a feed from Nick Havener made it a 56-50 ballgame, but that was as close as BU would get as Albany pulled away.
The Great Danes shot 57.1 percent from the field in the win, and outrebounded the Terriers, 28-19.
Havener led all Terriers with 19 points.
BU takes on UConn (1-0) on the road Sunday at 6 p.m.