Northeastern vs Central Connecticut State

Northeastern 82, CCSU 63

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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Joel Smith scored 27 points as Northeastern snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Central Connecticut State 82-63 in a nonconference game Friday night.

Smith started an 11-0 second-half run with a three-point play and also sank a 3-pointer as the Huskies (5-6) widened a 41-36 lead to 52-36 with 12:32 remaining. Smith now has 1,025 career points.

His backcourt partner, Jonathan Lee, added 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in his second game back after missing Northeastern's first nine games with a preseason foot injury.

The Blue Devils (4-5) came in as the nation's top free-throw shooting team at 83.3 percent but went just 5-for-9 from the line. Northeastern made 25 of 34 as CCSU starters Adonis Burbage and Malcolm McMillan fouled out.

Matt Hunter, who scored 40 points in CCSU's 100-69 loss to then-No. 1 Indiana on Dec. 8, led the Blue Devils with 22 against Northeastern.

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Northeastern Huskies
R. Spencer, F323-89-12104215
Q. Ford, F234-83-370211
J. Smith, G379-155-673127
J. Lee, G365-114-6127315
D. Walker, G320-10-12000
Z. Stahl234-72-332010
D. Pollard60-02-21002
C. Avenant40-00-11000
M. Banegas-Flores30-00-01110
D. Marshavelski21-10-00012
D. Peck20-00-00020
Totals 26-5125-3446171282
 51%73.5% 
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
A. Burbage, F333-90-04058
J. Efese, F161-11-11023
K. Vinales, G374-130-122210
M. McMillan, G362-70-04055
M. Hunter, G3510-211-266222
B. Peel161-20-05052
T. Allen141-62-32124
G. Andrade61-20-00223
A. Hurd41-20-00113
E. Raleigh31-11-21003
Totals 25-645-928122663
 39.1%55.6% 
Colonial Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UNC-Wilm.6-017-226
Charleston6-015-458
Northeastern5-112-674
J. Madison4-26-13284
Will. & Mary2-38-8114
Elon2-410-9162
Towson2-410-9126
Drexel1-47-11233
Hofstra1-59-10206
Delaware0-67-12224

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
LIU-Brooklyn5-112-7218
F. Dickinson5-17-10246
Mt St Marys5-17-12177
Wagner3-37-9286
Sacred Heart3-38-11300
St. Fran.-Pa.3-36-11282
Robert Morris2-46-13248
Bryant2-45-14285
St. Fran.-NY2-44-15341
CCSU0-62-15344
 
Other games
FAU 52 Final
IND 88
NIAG 67 Final
ND 89