Drexel vs Northeastern

Northeastern 59, Drexel 52

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BOSTON (AP) - Jonathan Lee scored 17 points to go with five boards and four assists to help Northeastern pull away from Colonial Athletic Association foe Drexel 59-52 Saturday.

Joel Smith made 5 of 8 shots en route to 14 points for Northeastern, which has won nine of its last 10 games after starting the season 5-7.

Drexel (9-13, 5-5) cut a six-point deficit to one, 43-42, on a Derrick Thomas 3-pointer with 7 minutes left. But Northeastern answered with eight straight points to take a 51-42 lead with 3:16 showing.

The Huskies (14-8, 9-1), who hit 21 of 23 free throws, scores 12 of their last 16 points at the charity stripe.

Drexel, whose shortest starter is 6-foot-4, posted a 35-25 rebounding advantage but shot just 35.2 percent (19 of 54), compared to 42.5 percent (17 of 40) for Northeastern.

Dartaye Ruffin led Drexel with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Scoreboard
Drexel (9-13)242852
Northeastern (14-8) «243559

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Drexel Dragons
D. McCoy, F340-20-011140
D. Ruffin, F335-82-4111112
D. Thomas, G385-121-241513
F. Massenat, G333-112-324510
D. Lee, G222-112-22247
G. Pantovic140-00-00010
T. Allen133-81-21208
A. Younger131-20-02212
Totals 19-548-1335132152
 35.2%61.5% 
Northeastern Huskies
R. Spencer, F363-41-24117
Q. Ford, F272-50-02145
J. Lee, G405-127-754017
J. Smith, G395-82-241314
D. Walker, G291-45-62218
D. Pollard120-22-20102
Z. Stahl121-34-42036
D. Marshavelski50-20-00000
Totals 17-4021-2325101259
 42.5%91.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Towson0-04-190
Charleston0-02-1109
UNC-Wilm.0-02-1270
Delaware0-03-2121
Hofstra0-03-295
Elon0-03-3220
Northeastern0-02-2156
Will. & Mary0-02-2299
Drexel0-02-3185
J. Madison0-01-4300
 
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