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NCAAB: Northeastern over Boston University, 71-65 (Reblog)

Reblogged from CLNS Radio 

Original story here:

"Northeastern and Boston University come into the 2014-2015 season bitter, bitter that the fact that both Boston-based programs had pretty good regular seasons last year but missed out in postseason play. They both matched up to take their anger out on one another Sunday afternoon in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tripleheader.

Boston University Terriers(0-1, 0-0 Patriot)- 65 Northeastern Huskies(1-0, 0-0 CAA)- 71/Final

Not much is expected from a very young Boston University team coming into this season. Any wins are a bonus as BU lost departing tri-seniors and tri-captains, Dom Morris(11.2 RRP, 6.1 RPG), D.J. Irving(12.4 PPG, 2.3 APG) and Travis Robinson(5.5 PPG).

The biggest loss the Terriers underwent is arguably the departure of their star point guard, Mo Watson Jr., who decided to transfer to Creighton for his Junior season. Watson Jr. paced the BU offense for two seasons averaging 11.2 and 13.3 points in his freshman and sophomore years respectively as well as 5.4 and 7.1 assists.

Northeastern entered their new campaign with much of the same, returning four of their top five scorers from last year.

This matchup kicked off the three game slate going on at the TD Garden on Sunday for Coaches vs. Cancer.

Northeastern got off to a rather slow start as they were outscored 23-18 up to about the 6:12 mark when they were able to get their offense going a little more consistently but still trailed 37-26 at the half.

A quick 10-6 burst, capped by a Zach Stahl jumped at the 15:32 mark got the Huskies right back in this game, 43-36.

Northeastern made another 19-7 run, spanning from the 15:32 to 8:04 mark when they took a 51-50 lead.

With the game tight at 62-60 Northeastern up, Quincy Ford nailed a three to put the Huskies up by five and they never looked back.

With two seconds left in the game, Reggie Spencer iced it hitting two free throws to go ahead by six.

Boston University's guard play did fairly well in this game, accumulating 17 assists to Northeastern's(returning their starting point guard) 19.

The big killer for Boston University was their sloppy play committing 17 fouls.

David Walker scored 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting to lead the Huskies offense. Senior Reggie Spencer scored nine off the bench.

Boston University was led by the 15 points from Cedric Hankerson although he was only 3-for-13 shooting.

Boston University will travel to Norfolk State to play the Spartans on November 19th.

Northeastern will travel to the south to play a very competitive Florida State team on Tuesday.

Player of the Game: David Walker(NE)--Senior; 23 points, four assists and two rebounds"