BOSTON — It was a back-and-forth game Saturday night at Matthews Arena, but Northeastern emerged with a 69-62 victory over the visiting Towson Tigers to snap a four-game losing streak and improve their standing in a loaded CAA leaderboard.
The Huskies (13-9, 6-4 CAA) were led by senior guard T.J. Williams, who overcame early free throw struggles to contribute 23 points, five rebounds and four assists. Williams’ 20 free throw attempts were the third-most in a single game in Northeastern history, as the senior connected on 13 shots from the charity stripe. Senior forward Alex Murphy chipped in 16 points and six boards.
The game featured eight ties and four lead changes. Northeastern took the lead for good with a 15-5 run that turned a 40-35 deficit into a 50-45 lead, starting at the 11:22 mark in the second half. Murphy had eight points in the stretch, including two three-pointers.
The Tigers (13-9, 5-5 CAA) had five players contribute eight points more, and Deshaun Morman was the high-man with 11. NU was able to hold Towson to eight offensive rebounds, five below their conference average. The Huskies also won the turnover battle, with just 10 mishaps to the Tiger’s 12.
Freshman forward Max Boursiquot left the game late with injury, and was seen with crutches post-game. If he’s unable to play next week, the Huskies could be limited to just seven active players.
Up next for NU is a pair of road contests: at William & Mary on Thursday and at James Madison on Saturday. Jeremy Leopold and Mike Petillo will have the call for both games on WRBB.