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Pusica’s big first half helps Huskies hold off Dragons

February 16, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half and Anthony Green tied a career-high with 16 points as Northeastern held off Drexel 75-69 on Thursday night for its fourth straight win.

Behind the hot shooting of Pusica — who was 7 of 11 from the floor in the first half — the Huskies (18-9, 11-4 Colonial Athletic Association) raced out to a 19-8 lead, and Pusica’s deep 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left before the break put Northeastern up 10.

After the break, the teams traded buckets until a 10-2 Huskies run put them up 14, their largest lead of the night. The Dragons (11-17, 5-10) responded with a 15-4 run to bring the margin down to three. Pusica answered with his second 3-pointer and two free throws, and Devon Begley made two free throws as well to push the lead back to 10 and put it on ice.

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