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Men’s basketball dominates overtime period in first win of 2019

Men’s basketball dominates overtime period in first win of 2019

Seamus McAvoy, news staff

January 11, 2019


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From the start of the extra period, Northeastern tapped once again into their early-game dominance. The Huskies scored the first eight points of overtime and didn’t look back, outscoring Elon 18-7 and taking away an impressive 81-70 victory.

Shorthanded men’s basketball earns dominant wins over Bucknell, Eastern Michigan

Shorthanded men’s basketball earns dominant wins over Bucknell, Eastern Michigan

Seamus McAvoy

December 5, 2018


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The Northeastern men’s basketball team cruised to a 96-78 victory over the Bucknell Bison in their first action since wrapping up play in the Gildan Charleston Classic, aided by five double-digit scorers and a career-high tying 21-point performance from sophomore forward Tomas Murphy. Junior guard ...

Huskies strive toward their next goal: a CAA Tournament win

Huskies strive toward their next goal: a CAA Tournament win

Charlie Wolfson

March 1, 2018


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The Northeastern men’s basketball team has accomplished the first of its overarching goals for the season — a CAA regular season title — largely thanks to its season-ending, seven-game winning streak. They’ll have to run their streak to 10, though, to check the next box: a CAA Tournament cham...

Northeastern wraps up CAA two-seed on ‘Begley Night’

Northeastern wraps up CAA two-seed on ‘Begley Night’

Charlie Wolfson

February 22, 2018


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It was senior night — check that, Devon Begley night — at Matthews Arena Thursday as Northeastern honored its lone fourth-year player, the 6-foot-4-inch guard out of Pearland, Texas. It was a pair of second-years, though, that left the biggest marks on the scoreboard that rested at 80-75, Northeast...

Bolden Brace becomes a leader off the bench

Bolden Brace becomes a leader off the bench

Charlie Wolfson

February 21, 2018


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Nearly a year ago, Bolden Brace asserted himself as a talented scorer in the CAA. On Feb. 23, 2017, in a game on the road at Elon, the first-year dropped 40 points, including a school-record 10 three-pointers. He flashed that scoring touch in several other games last year and finished with a res...

Husky star overcomes obstacles leading up to breakout season

Husky star overcomes obstacles leading up to breakout season

January 31, 2018


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By Irvin Zhang, news staff When his journey began, Vasa Pusica moved nearly 9,000 miles from his home in Serbia to Bel Aire, Kansas, where he attended one of the nation’s top high school basketball programs. Now in his third year of collegiate play, the redshirt junior is having a career year and hop...

Men’s basketball locks up 6 seed in CAA

Men’s basketball locks up 6 seed in CAA

March 3, 2016


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By Matthew MacCormack, news staff After squeaking past two conference opponents, the Northeastern University (NU) men’s basketball team will roll into the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) tournament as winners of five of their last six contests. The Huskies (17-14, 9-9 CAA) earned the 6 seed ...

Men’s basketball: Eatherton named finalist for National Defensive POY Award

April 2, 2014


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By Emily McCarthy, News Staff After he brought Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Defensive Player of the Year honors back to Huntington Avenue last month, it was announced Monday that Northeastern redshirt-junior forward Scott Eatherton has been nominated as one of 25 finalists for the 2014 Lef...

Column: The Makings of a Cinderella

March 27, 2014


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By Dan McLoone, News Staff College basketball has always been an extremely top-heavy system. Power conferences have dominated the postseason landscape since its inauguration, with perennial powerhouses such as Duke University, Syracuse University, Kansas University, University of Kentucky and Ohio St...

Men’s basketball: three Huskies honored with CAA postseason awards

March 13, 2014


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By Jake Fischer, News Staff Before the men’s basketball team defeated Drexel University in this past weekend’s conference tournament on Saturday, three Huskies were acknowledged at the Colonial Athletic Association awards banquet in Baltimore on Thursday. The votes for the awards were casted by e...

Thank you, Chris Avenant

March 13, 2014


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By Dan McLoone, News Staff Northeastern needed Chris Avenant. Sure, he may not have been the conventional senior captain of a team in terms of playing time, but Avenant was a leader and respected presence on a team that needed it with all of the adversity that it went through during the year. With...

Men’s basketball falls to William & Mary

February 13, 2014


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By Emily McCarthy, News Staff The Northeastern men’s basketball team’s conference struggles continued Saturday night against the College of William & Mary. After an abysmal first half, Northeastern fell to the Tribe, 82-70, at Matthews Arena. The Huskies are now 5-6 in Colonial Athletic Assoc...

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