By: Justin Littman
The Towson Tigers defeated Northeastern 74-67 to end the Huskies’ win streak at eight. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and led wire-to-wire to win their second consecutive game. The Huskies struggled to find answers for forward William Adala Moto, who finished the game with 24 points and seven rebounds.
The game started out sloppy for Northeastern (12-6, 5-1 CAA), who committed eight turnovers in the first 11 minutes. Towson (10-9, 2-4 CAA) took full advantage, jumping out to a 27-11 lead. The Tigers scored thirteen points off of turnovers in the first half.
TJ Williams helped the Huskies claw back to a ten-point deficit by halftime, scoring 14 points on a perfect 6-6 from the field in the first half. He finished the game with 18 points.
Northeastern continued to fight in the second half. Two threes by Bolden Brace and a triple by Devon Begley sparked a 13-0 run to cut the Towson lead to 49-47 with just over 11 minutes remaining. The Huskies would cut the deficit to just one possession a few more times throughout the game, but would never make it all the way back.
Mike Morsell delivered the dagger with just 1:22 to go. A three pointer from the left wing pushed Towson out to a 68-62 lead. It was the only basket he made in the game.
Devon Begley finished the game with 15 points on 5-7 shooting, while Alex Murphy contributed 13 points to go along with eight rebounds.
Up next for the Huskies is a rematch with the Delaware Blue Hens. The game will be on Thursday evening in Delaware. The Huskies set a school record by making 21 three-pointers the last time these teams met.