NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — When Northeastern saw its large lead fading in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament finals again, the Huskies flashed back to their failure from a year ago...
Roland scores 29, Northeastern drops James Madison 78-68
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Jordan Roland hit eight 3-pointers and scored 29 points, Vasa Pusica had a double-double and Northeastern turned back James Madison 78-68 on Saturday.
Shawn Occeus added 14 points and Donnell Greshman 12 for the Huskies (12-9, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Pusica had 10 points and 10 rebounds to help the Huskies to a 40-31 rebounding advantage and went 6 for 6 from the foul line to run his streak of consecutive makes to 27.
Puscia, Occeus lead Northeastern past UNC Wilmington 88-71
BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Puscia scored 21 points, Shawn Occeus added 20 with four 3-pointers, and Northeastern pulled away from UNC Wilmington in the second half to win 88-71 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.
Pusica, Brace lead Northeastern past Charleston 69-60
BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 21 points and Northeastern held off Charleston 69-60 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
Northeastern downs Williams & Mary 90-70, same as last time
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Shawn Occeus scored 21 points and Northeastern wrapped up its three-game road trip beating William & Mary 90-70 Saturday.
It was just the Huskies' third-ever win over William & Mary in Williamsburg. They beat the Tribe there by the same 90-70 score last year shooting 71 percent from the field. Saturday they shot 60 percent (33 of 55) including 12 of 25 from 3-point range and made 12 of 14 foul shots.
Pusica helps Northeastern peel away from Elon 81-70 in OT
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 19 points with seven assists, Donnell Gresham Jr. scored 11 with 10 rebounds and Northeastern beat Elon 81-70 in overtime Thursday night.
Pusica's 3-pointer to start overtime spearheaded an 8-0 run and Northeastern (8-8, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) controlled the rest of the way.
Northeastern cruises past UNC Wilmington 79-52
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vasa Pusica had his 14th 20-point game of the season and No. 2 seed Northeastern beat No. 6 seed UNC Wilmington 79-52 in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament semifinals on Monday night.
Northeastern (23-9) will face top-seeded College of Charleston in the championship on Tuesday night.
The Huskies pulled away with 16 straight points to lead 66-37 and extended to their largest lead of the night at 76-46 shortly before the final.
Northeastern beats Elon, wins for share of CAA title
ELON, N.C. (AP) — Vasa Pusica tied his career high with 31 points and Northeastern scored 21 of the final 27 points on Saturday night as the Huskies beat Elon 81-59 to win a share of the Colonial Athletic Association title.
Northeastern (21-9, 14-4) won seven in a row to tie College of Charleston, which swept the season series against the Huskies, atop the conference standings.
Occeus scores 24 to lead Northeastern past Towson 80-75
BOSTON (AP) — Shawn Occeus scored 24 points with four 3-pointers, Vasa Pusica added 17 points with three treys and Northeastern drained 12 of 25 from long range to defeat Towson 80-75 Thursday night, pushing its win streak to six games and securing its second-place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Huskies (20-9, 13-4) close out the regular season Saturday at Elon, and have earned a bye into the quarterfinals of the CAA tournament March 4.
Green, Pusica, Brace help Northeastern beat Hofstra 81-67
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Bolden Brace, Vasa Pusica and Anthony Green each had a double-double on Thursday night to help Northeastern beat Hofstra 81-67 for its fourth win in a row.
Brace had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Green added 14 and 10 and Pusica finished with 16 points, five rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. Shawn Occeus scored 16 points, and Donnell Gresham 11, for Northeastern (14-7, 7-2 Colonial Athletic Association), which avenged a 71-70 home loss to the Pride (12-9, 5-9) on Jan. 2.
Northeastern shoots 71 percent, wins 90-70, creates CAA tie
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Vasa Pusica made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points with nine assists and Northeastern shot 71 percent to defeat William & Mary 90-70 on Thursday night to create a three-way tie for first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
The Huskies (12-7, 5-2) and the Tribe (12-6, 5-2) are tied with Hofstra.
Northeastern made 35 of 49 shots, including 12 of 19 from the arc (63 percent) while only making 8 of 13 free throws for 61.5 percent.
Northeastern beats UNC Wilmington in OT, 81-77
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Shawn Occeus scored 15 points including four in overtime that put Northeastern in the lead for good in an 81-77 win over UNC Wilmington Saturday night.
The Huskies (11-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed by two in the overtime period when Occeus made a layup and two foul shots to put his team on top for good, 76-74, with 1:28 remaining.
Northeastern hits 14 3s, beats James Madison 80-67
BOSTON (AP) — Shawn Occeus made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points to help Northeastern beat James Madison 80-67 on Sunday.
Maxime Boursiquot added 13 points, Vasa Pusica 12 and Tomas Murphy 10 for Northeastern (10-6, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Boursiquot, Pusica and Donnell Gresham Jr. each had three 3s as the Huskies made a season-high 14 of 30 from distance. Pusica contributed a career-high nine assists as Northeastern had 24 helpers on 29 field goals.
Northeastern hangs on after big first half, beats Elon 72-60
BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Pusica had four 3-pointers and 20 points on Friday night and Northeastern built a 25-point lead in the first half and then held on to beat Elon 72-60.
Elon rallied with a 9-0 run to get within 64-60 on Steven Santa Ana's steal and layup with 46 seconds left. But Northeastern made all six of its final free throws and Shawn Occeus punctuated the final moments with a breakaway two-handed dunk
Hofstra edges Northeastern 71-70 behind Wright-Foreman
BOSTON (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman scored 27 points, Rokas Gustys added 15 with 13 rebounds, and Hofstra beat Northeastern 71-70 on Tuesday night to end the Huskie's five-game home win streak.
Pusica scores 31, Occeus 21 in Northeastern’s 81-70 triumph
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 31 points and Shawn Occeus 21, both career highs, and Northeastern defeated James Madison 81-70 on Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association opener.
Leading by four early in the second half, the Huskies outscored the Dukes 19-9, including six straight points from Jeremy Miller and five consecutive by Bolden Brace to go up 72-58 with six minutes left. The Dukes got within six, 76-70, with two minutes left but missed their final four shots.
Northeastern holds off Vermont 71-67
BOSTON (AP) — Donnell Gresham Jr. scored 17, Vasa Pusica made a key pair of free throws with 17 seconds left and Northeastern beat Vermont 71-67 on Saturday.
The Huskies (6-4) nearly had their 10-point, second-half lead erased when Anthony Lamb's layup cut the deficit to 66-65 with 2:12 left. Northeastern's Shawn Occeus hit a 3-pointer to push the lead to four and Lamb's free throws capped the Catamounts' scoring with 1:27 left.
Northeastern beats Bucknell 82-64 behind Pusica
BOSTON (AP) — Vasa Pusica scored 17 points with four assists and three steals to lead four Huskies in double figures and Northeastern beat Bucknell 82-64 on Tuesday night to win their third straight.
Anthony Green, Donnell Gresham Jr. and Devon Begley scored 11 points apiece for the Huskies (5-4), who outrebounded the Bison 37-26 and outscored them 44-36 in the paint.
Occeus paces Northeastern to 83-49 win over Wentworth
BOSTON (AP) — Shawn Occeus scored 12 points to lead a balanced Northeastern team past Wentworth 83-49 on Sunday, winning its home opener for the tenth consecutive season.
Eleven of 12 players scored for Northeastern (1-0) with Donnell Gresham Jr. adding 11 points, Bolden Brace and Devon Begley 10 each. Vasa Pusica added nine points with four assists and four steals.
The Huskies made 12 of 26 3-point shots with Occeus sinking three of four.
Wright-Foreman leads Hofstra to upset of Northeastern, 78-73
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Wright-Foreman hit 11 of 15 shots from the field, including four 3-pointers, and tied a career-high with 30 points, Deron Powers converted a 3-point play with 17 seconds left and Hofstra held on to beat Northeastern 78-73 on Saturday.
Brian Bernardi scored 16 points and Powers finished with seven points and six assists for Hofstra (10-11, 2-6 Colonial Athletic Association).
T.J. Williams had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists and Northeastern took advantage of a 40-point halftime lead and cruised to a 90-54 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Delaware last night at Matthews Arena.
Williams was 6-of-10 from the floor and made four 3-pointers.
Big first half helps Northeastern rout Delaware 90-54
BOSTON (AP) — T.J. Williams had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists, and Northeastern used a 40-point halftime lead and cruised to a 90-54 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.
Williams was 6 of 10 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Shawn Occeus added 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and made five 3s for Northeastern (10-5, 3-0), which hit 31 of 51 for 61 percent shooting from the field, and made 21 of 33 3-pointers (63.6 percent). Bolden Brace added a career-best 15 points.
Williams’ 26 points, 10 assists lead Northeastern past Maine
BOSTON (AP) — TJ Williams had 26 points and a career-high 10 assists for his second career double-double, Bolden Brace added 10 points with 10 rebounds, and Northeastern beat Maine 80-72 on Sunday in the Steve Wright Classic.
Northeastern held a 37-36 lead at halftime and the Huskies opened the second half on a 13-2 run — capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Shawn Occeus and Devon Begley — for a 50-38 lead.
LIU Brooklyn’s late comeback tops Northeastern, 78-74
BOSTON (AP) — Julian Batts and Jerome Frink hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give LIU Brooklyn the lead with 1:29 left and the Blackbirds held on to take a 78-74 win over Northeastern in the Steve Wright Classic at Boston University Saturday.
It was the first meeting between the teams since 1988-89.