BOSTON (Ticker) -- The Hawk did not die again from the 3-point shot.
Delonte West scored 20 points and Tyrone Barley drained a career-high five from the arc as 14th-ranked St. Joseph's used the longball for a 71-56 victory over Boston University.
St. Joseph's (2-0) drained 12 3-pointers for the second straight game, nailing 8-of-16 in the first half. The Hawks never trailed and established a 17-6 lead just over eight minutes in on back-to-back 3-pointers by Barley and Chet Stachitas.
With the Terriers' defense focusing on All-American guard Jameer Nelson, St. Joseph's shooters relieved some of the pressure. Barley used the 3-pointer for all of his 15 points and West mixed it up, adding three from the arc.
"I don't look at it like it was a career high," Barley said. "I just made some shots on open looks. That's our strength."
West's floater at the halftime buzzer capped a 13-2 tear and gave the Hawks a 37-24 advantage. Nelson, who was just 2-of-9 on 3-pointers, netted 13 points and added eight assists.
"Jameer's game is not about shooting the ball," St. Joseph's coach Phil Martelli said. "It starts with defending the ball and then distributing the ball and running the offense. Those things he does very well and he did them well again tonight."
West capped a run of eight straight points with a basket for a 52-32 cushion with 12:26 to go before Boston University (0-2) made a final charge. The Terriers answered with nine straight points, pulling within 52-41 on Rashad Bell's basket midway through the half.
Pat Carroll scored the game's next five points for St. Joseph's, which never was threatened thereafter.
"We hit a shot to cut their lead down to 11 and then they respond. That was big," Terriers coach Dennis Wolff said. "Anytime you can get it under 10 on your home court with less than 10 minutes to go, no matter the opponent, I feel you give yourself a chance. We just could never get it down that low."
St. Joseph's has made 44 percent (24-of-59) of its 3-pointers in its first two games. Barley is 9-of-17 and Carroll 5-of-11.
"Guys like Carroll and Tyrone got good looks and hit their shots," West said.
Playing its home opener, Boston was led by Ryan Butt's career-high 20 points. The Terriers fell to 6-4 in home openers under Wolff.