Northeastern struggles against another high-major foe, falls to Georgia Tech in rout

Friday was another night of missed shots and disappointment for the Northeastern Huskies.  After Northeastern made some positive strides at the London Basketball Classic over Thanksgiving break, grabbing their first win of the year against Manhattan and nearly earning another one against an impressive Princeton squad, the Huskies flew to Georgia for their final game

Thin margins, thrilling finish highlight first annual London Classic, Huskies nab second place

Northeastern found themselves away from home for the tail end of Thanksgiving break, as the team participated in the inaugural London Basketball Classic, a four-team collegiate tournament taking place at the Copper Box Arena in London. Alongside the Huskies, Army, Manhattan College, and Princeton University all made the trek to bring college basketball across the

Poor shooting and interior struggles down Huskies against Orange

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In the ninth-ever contest between the Northeastern men’s basketball team and Syracuse, it initially appeared as if the Huskies could down the Orange for the first time ever. In the end, however, Jim Boeheim’s squad outmatched the Huskies pups 76-48 who were undermanned coming into the matchup and were mightily outshot in

CAA men’s basketball preview: Transfers, four new teams make for plenty of unpredictability

Speaking at the CAA Media Day in October, Hampton head coach Edward Joyner summed up how he’s approaching this season as the leader of a program in its third league in five years: “In essence, we’re playing 31 nonconference games again.” The same could be said for NC A&T, changing conferences for the third time

MBB season preview: After last-place finish, Bill Coen’s quick rebuild has Huskies primed for a bounceback 

Last season could not have gone much worse for the Huskies.   Just one year removed from a CAA regular season title, Bill Coen scored big in the transfer portal ahead of the 2021-22 year, bringing in tall sharpshooter Nikola Djogo from Notre Dame, dynamic guard Tyreek Scott-Grayson from Alabama at Birmington, all-around wing Joe

‘Get back to the Northeastern basketball standard’: In his senior season, Chris Doherty is ready to right the ship for the Huskies

While many of his mid-major counterparts looked to capitalize on their 2022 success by transferring up this offseason, redshirt senior Chris Doherty elected to stay with Northeastern men’s basketball team after finishing last season as the squad’s second-leading scorer, in addition to leading the team in rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage.  After his monster

In the new era of college basketball, Northeastern’s Bridgette Mitchell and Bill Coen take different approaches to retooling roster

This offseason, Northeastern’s two head basketball coaches were faced with an all-too-familiar challenge for modern college basketball programs: heavy roster turnover. Women’s head coach Bridgette Mitchell was looking to replace eight players from last season’s squad, while men’s head coach Bill Coen lost seven. But despite a similar dilemma, each took very different approaches to

Takeaways from the new-look Huskies’ trip to the Great White North

Over the weekend, the Northeastern men’s basketball team gave the first glimpse of their revamped roster. The Huskies took a trip to Canada for a three-game exhibition gauntlet against the Concordia Stingers on Friday, the reigning Canadian collegiate national champion Carleton Ravens on Saturday, and the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Sunday.  Northeastern emerged victorious in all

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Season in Review and CAA Tournament Preview: Do the Huskies Have a Miracle in Them?

By Justin Diament It has been a season of trials and tribulations for the Northeastern Huskies men’s basketball team. After playing their way to a horrifying 2-16 record in conference play – by far the worst in the Coen era – their postseason prospects look grim.  The season began full of promise. Northeastern was voted

Northeastern Men’s Basketball: Last Season Recap and Looking Forward to 2021-2022

By Justin Diament  The Northeastern Huskies 2020-2021 Men’s Basketball season was a roller coaster of emotions. Northeastern began the year with relatively low expectations, ranked seventh in the CAA’s preseason poll, yet they finished with the best record in conference play and entered the CAA tournament with huge expectations. The Huskies proved themselves to be

A Love Letter to Northeastern Men’s Basketball

By Milton Posner People fall in love with teams for different reasons. Sometimes it happens before you reach the age of awareness. By the time you can talk, you can recite the whole starting lineup, and by that point it’s so ingrained in your DNA that you can’t fathom a “before” time. You can’t fathom

Coen Breaks Program Wins Record, Huskies Advance to CAA Semis

Story by Justin Diament and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron HARRISONBURG, VA — If you were paying attention, you could see the answers coming an hour in advance. After each of his team’s last three wins, plus a CAA press conference a month ago, Northeastern head coach Bill Coen fielded a question about his

Men’s Basketball Falls to Tar Heels Despite Walker’s 27

By Milton Posner CHAPEL HILL, NC — Pandemic seasons, as it turns out, don’t unfold with any semblance of narrative cohesion. Most of the time, it feels like an eight-year-old on a sugar high is trying — and failing — to tell you a story. Your UNCW games got cancelled due to a positive COVID-19

Ferocious Felines Fell Huskies

By Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner TOWSON, MD — The coronation of Bill Coen as the winningest coach in Northeastern basketball history seemed almost inevitable entering Sunday. His team was 8–1 in conference play, with their only loss coming to second-place James Madison. Their opponent, the eighth-place Towson Tigers, had only two conference wins, both

Tyson Torches Towson for Career-High 36, Coen Ties Program Wins Record

By Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner TOWSON, MD — It’s hard to overstate how fun Tyson Walker is to watch. When he’s given command of an offense, and when he’s dialed in, he moves about the court with a palpable ease and confidence. The game’s pace and his own internal clock become inexorably linked, and

How Northeastern Men’s Basketball Became CAA Title Favorites

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner The Northeastern Huskies have had some pretty crazy CAA win streaks. In 2012–13 they began conference play with eight wins and finished 14–4. In 2018, they marched to the CAA Championship game on the back of a nine-game streak. The next year, a string of seven victories lifted them

James Madison Snaps Northeastern’s Winning Streak at Seven

Story by Justin Diament  Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON — It just wasn’t the Huskies’ day. As they watched James Madison dribble out the clock to complete a surprising 79–72 win, they also watched their seven-game winning streak, their longest in two years, end. The Dukes were led by junior guard Vado Morse, who contributed

Seven in a Row! Huskies Defeat Dukes Behind Telfort Torrent

Story by Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner Photos by Jordan Baron BOSTON — Northeastern men’s basketball’s 72–63 win over James Madison on Saturday afternoon wasn’t exactly surprising. The Huskies were on an absolute roll coming in, and while the Dukes boasted a seemingly solid record, they hadn’t played much in the way of sturdy competition. But

Doherty’s the Hero as Huskies Win Sixth in a Row

By Milton Posner If it wasn’t obvious by now, there’s some kind of magic in the air for Northeastern men’s basketball. In a season thrown into chaos by the unpredictability of a pandemic, with the youngest roster in the CAA, amid injuries that sidelined three big men simultaneously, and after being pummeled by high-major teams

Huskies Put Cougars to Bed

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner Since their introduction to the Colonial Athletic Association in May of 2005, the Northeastern Huskies had started conference play 5–0 in only three seasons. Make that four. Behind quality performances from Jason Strong, Tyson Walker, Shaq Walters, and Chris Doherty, the Huskies did just that, securing their fifth straight

Quirin’s the Main Guy as Huskies WALK ovER Pride

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner BOSTON — It’s not the greatest idea to wake a sleeping dragon.  But during the second half Saturday afternoon, the Hofstra Pride did just that. Northeastern’s Tyson Walker had been a consistent if unremarkable presence all game, dropping eight points in a first half where the Huskies dominated on both

It’s a Shaq Attack!

By Milton Posner and Mike Puzzanghera HEMPSTEAD, NY — When Bill Coen led his team into the locker room at halftime Thursday evening, he was less than pleased with the state of affairs. The Huskies trailed the preseason favorite Hofstra Pride by 17. The four most prolific scorers in the game were all wearing blue,

Men’s Basketball Outlasts Elon to Earn Weekend Sweep

By Peyton Doyle and Milton Posner BOSTON — Northeastern men’s basketball entered Sunday afternoon’s rematch with Elon after demolishing the Phoenix the day before. A game that stayed close through halftime was decided by a furious 11–0 run to begin the second half. Sunday’s game was precisely the opposite. After opening a double-digit lead four minutes

Huskies Douse Phoenix in Conference Opener

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner BOSTON — It was hard to know what to expect heading into Saturday afternoon’s contest. The Elon Phoenix, courtesy of multiple cancellations, had missed scheduled games against perennial powerhouses Duke and North Carolina, and had parlayed the CAA’s weakest non-conference schedule into the best non-conference record. They were also

Men’s Basketball Falls to No. 9 West Virginia

By Milton Posner and Jack Sinclair MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — After the pandemic necessitated an abbreviated, last-minute non-conference slate, Bill Coen and his staff cobbled together the toughest schedule the team has had since Coen’s first year. Never was that more apparent than Sunday afternoon, when Northeastern fell to No. 9 West Virginia, 73–51. The

Bulldogs Bull Rush Huskies for Comeback Win

By Andrew Lee and Milton Posner When Shaq Walters splashed home a long, difficult three-pointer with 17:53 left in the game, Northeastern men’s basketball fans had every reason to be jubilant. The team had tried 15 triples to that point, converting 10. And they led the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs by 14 points on the road.

Men’s Basketball Comes Up Short Against Monarchs

By Catherine Morrison and Milton Posner NORFOLK, VA — Northeastern came into Sunday’s game looking to even their record after a nail-biting loss to Syracuse on Wednesday. Instead, the Huskies suffered another close loss to a strong team, falling 66–62 to Old Dominion.  The Monarchs (3–2) started strong, bolstering a moderate scoring pace with elite

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Gives Syracuse a Run for Their Money

By Jordan Baron and Milton Posner On Wednesday afternoon, the Northeastern Huskies were a young, undersized team entering the jaws of a basketball shark. They drove west to Syracuse to battle a team coached by a man who’s won more games than many of us have watched, the same team that most recently polished off

Men’s Basketball Avenges Friday Loss with First Win of Season

By Jordan Baron, Justin Diament, and Milton Posner BOSTON — In a fiery game that came down the wire, the Northeastern Huskies held off a frantic last-minute run from UMass to notch a 78–75 win, their first of the season.  In Friday’s game, the crushing UMass press forced the Huskies into 15 first-half turnovers and

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Falls to UMass in Season Opener

By Justin Diament and Milton Posner After several cancellations, reschedulings, and a storm of “will they, won’t they” questions, the Huskies returned to action on Friday afternoon. Despite a scintillating display from sophomore guard Tyson Walker, they buckled under the Minutemen’s robust offense and stifling full court press. The 94–79 final score reflected a game

2020–21 CAA Preview: Northeastern Huskies

Last season: 17–16 (9–9, sixth place CAA); lost to Hofstra in CAA Final Head coach: Bill Coen (15th season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Seventh Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Jordan Roland — 22/3/2 (48/39/88) G/F Bolden Brace — 11/7/2 (45/39/82) G/F Max Boursiquot — 9/5/1 (57/36/67) F Tomas Murphy — 9/3

2020–21 CAA Preview: William and Mary Tribe

Last Season: 21–11 (13–5, second place CAA), Lost to Elon in CAA Quarterfinal Head Coach: Dane Fischer (second season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: 10th Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Bryce Barnes —8/3/3 (45/33/73) G Tyler Hamilton — 3/3/1 (35/27/79) F Nathan Knight — 21/11/2 (52/31/77) F Andy Van Vliet — 13/9/2

2020–21 CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

Last season: 10–22 (5–13, ninth in CAA); lost to Drexel in first round of CAA Tournament Head Coach: Takayo Siddle (first season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Eighth Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Carter Skaggs — played seven games G Kai Toews — 5/2/4 (31/33/69) F Marten Linssen — 11/5/0 (60/X/70) Additions

2020–21 CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

Last season: 19–13 (12–6, third in CAA); lost to Northeastern in CAA quarterfinals Head Coach: Pat Skerry (10th season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Fourth Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Allen Betrand — 14/3/1 (44/39/89) G Nigel Haughton —  played 27 mins G Brian Fobbs — 16/5/2 (43/34/83) F Dennis Tunstall —

2020–21 CAA Preview: James Madison Dukes

Last season: 9–21 (2–16, 10th place CAA), lost to Elon in CAA First Round Head coach: Mark Byington (first season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Ninth Departures G Deshon Parker — 10/3/4 (44/24/53) G Darius Banks — 12/5/2 (36/33/81) F Dwight Wilson — 10/9/0 (53/X/51) F Devon Flowers, F Dalton Jefferson, G Antanee Pinkard, G Zyon

2020–21 CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

Last Season: 26–8 (14–4, first place CAA); CAA Conference Champions Head Coach: Joe Mihalich (eighth season) Note: Mihalich has been on medical leave since August and it is unknown when he will return. Associate Head Coach Mike Farrelly, in his eighth season with the Pride, is serving as interim head coach. Preseason Poll Projected Finish:

2020–21 CAA Preview: Elon Phoenix

Last Season: 13–21 (7–11, seventh place CAA); lost to Northeastern in CAA semifinal Head Coach: Mike Schrage, Second Season Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Fifth Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Seth Fuller — 1/0/1 (26/19/100) G Andy Pack — 2/1/0 (23/28/85) F Duje Radja — played six games G Marcus Sheffield II

2020–21 CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

Last Season: 14–19 (6–12, eighth place CAA); Lost to Hofstra in the CAA quarterfinals  Head Coach: Zach Spiker (fifth season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Third Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) F Sam Green — 5/1/2 (40/38/X) F Jarvis Doles — played five games G Kurk Lee — played three games Additions G

2020–21 CAA Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

Last season: 22–11 (11–7, fifth place CAA), lost to Hofstra in CAA Semifinal Head coach: Martin Inglesby (fifth season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Second Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Nate Darling — 21/4/3 (45/40/85) F Jacob Cushing — 3/1/0 (44/34/X) F Justyn Mutts — 12/8/2 (54/11/74) F Collin Goss — 6/4/1

2020–21 CAA Preview: Charleston Cougars

Last season: 17–14 (11–7, fourth place CAA), lost to Delaware in CAA Quarterfinals Head coach: Earl Grant (seventh season) Preseason Poll Projected Finish: Sixth Departures — ppg/rpg/apg (fg% / 3fg% / ft%) G Jaylen Richard — 3/1/0 (33/24/77) G Grant Riller — 22/5/4 (50/36/83) G Quan McCluney — 1/1/0 (26/13/X) F Sam Miller — 8/6/1

Northeastern Men’s Basketball Places Seventh in Preseason Poll

By Milton Posner Almost eight months to the day after Northeastern and Hofstra battled it out in the CAA Championship game, the conference released the results of its preseason poll. For the second straight year, the Pride took the top spot. The Huskies, who underperformed their third-place projection last year before hitting their stride in

Northeastern Basketball Schedules Announced

By Milton Posner The Colonial Athletic Association announced its 2020–21 schedules for men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday morning. Teams will play 18 conference games across January and February, same as usual. But to limit travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, teams will play back-to-back games on Saturdays and Sundays against the same opponent in the

NCAA D1 Council Approves Nov. 25 Start Date for Basketball

By Milton Posner The NCAA’s Division I Council voted Wednesday to kick off the men’s and women’s college basketball seasons the day before Thanksgiving. According to Associate Athletic Director Scott MacDonald, Northeastern will finalize its schedules after the NCAA Board of Directors approves the council’s proposal on September 22. The Colonial Athletic Association, which houses

Boursiquot, Murphy, Franklin to Leave Northeastern

By Milton Posner Not one week after a surprising, inspiring, rejuvenating run to the CAA Championship game, Northeastern men’s basketball found itself in trouble. Compounding the losses of CAA leading scorer Jordan Roland and versatile four-year starter Bolden Brace to graduation, three players — Max Boursiquot, Tomas Murphy, and Myles Franklin — announced their intent

Northeastern Loses CAA Championship

By Milton Posner WASHINGTON — Before the swarming zone defense, before the frantic scrambles for offensive rebounds, before the drives and the kickouts and the one-on-one brilliance, Tuesday night’s game was about vengeance. The Northeastern Huskies knew it better than anybody. Two years ago, after locking up a share of the CAA regular-season title, battling their

Men’s Basketball Downs Elon, Advances to CAA Championship

Reminder: Northeastern faces Hofstra in the CAA Championship tonight at 7 PM. Michael Petillo, Matt Neiser, and Milton Posner will have the call from Washington D.C., with covering beginning around 15 minutes before tipoff. By Matt Neiser WASHINGTON — No. 6 seed vs. No. 7 seed in a ten-team tournament. It sounds like an early-round

CAA Tournament Day Two

Reminder: Northeastern plays Elon in the semifinal of the CAA Tournament today at 8:30 PM EDT. Michael Petillo, Milton Posner, and Matt Neiser will call the game, with coverage beginning about 15 minutes before tipoff. By Milton Posner WASHINGTON — An atypical day for the CAA is, well, typical. Sunday’s schedule saw four quarterfinal games,

Men’s Basketball Topples Towson in CAA Quarterfinal

Reminder: Northeastern plays Elon at 8:30 PM EDT on Monday in the semifinal of the CAA Tournament. Michael Petillo, Milton Posner, and Matt Neiser will be on the call from Washington D.C., with coverage beginning about 15 minutes before tipoff. By Milton Posner WASHINGTON — The calling card of Northeastern’s conference season was an infuriating

2020 CAA Tournament Day One

By Milton Posner Reminder: Northeastern men’s basketball takes on Towson in the quarterfinal of the CAA Tournament Sunday at 8:30 PM EST. Michael Petillo, Matt Neiser, and Milton Posner will have the call from Washington D.C., with coverage beginning fifteen minutes before tip-off. WASHINGTON — The CAA Tournament kicked off Saturday with two games featuring

Roland, Walker Win All-CAA Awards

By Milton Posner Reminder: Northeastern begins their CAA Tournament play against Towson Sunday at 6:30 PM EST. Michael Petillo, Matt Neiser, and Milton Posner will have the call from Washington D.C., with coverage beginning at 6:15. It was hard to know what to expect from Jordan Roland and Tyson Walker before the season started. Everyone

Men’s Basketball Media Day

By Milton Posner The CAA Tournament is a funny thing. Save for the top six teams receiving a first-round bye — which Northeastern has — there isn’t much advantage in being a one seed instead of a six seed. This is especially true this season, in which the league’s almost ludicrous parity limits the matchup

Max Boursiquot Should Win Defensive Player of the Year

By Milton Posner On December 17, Northeastern flew to Michigan for their last games before conference play. Though 6’9” sophomore forward Greg Eboigbodin was advertised before the trip — he played high school ball in Detroit — he sat out both games due to injury. With 6’8” junior forward Tomas Murphy also hurt, head coach

Men’s Basketball Tumbles Against Towson

By Milton Posner BOSTON — Playing the Towson Tigers is like fighting an actual tiger. They’re fierce, they’re territorial, and the longer you’re locked in with them the more fatigued you get. So if you’re the Northeastern Huskies, and you have an extra day to prep for a Sunday showdown with Pat Skerry’s squad, you

Men’s Basketball Jackhammers JMU

By Michael Petillo BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies defended home court on Thursday night, defeating James Madison 77–57 to secure a first-round bye in next week’s CAA tournament. Graduate transfer Guilien Smith led the Huskies with 20 points and Shaquille Walters dropped in 15 points to go along with six assists. Northeastern (15–14, 9–8 CAA)

Northeastern’s Convoluted Playoff Scenarios

By Milton Posner Claustrophobics beware. With one week remaining in the CAA’s men’s basketball regular season, just four games separate third and eight place, and just two games separate third and sixth. The Northeastern Huskies sit in sixth place with an 8–8 record. There are four games on Thursday, four on Saturday, and one on

Men’s Basketball Bests Drexel in Crucial Late-Season Matchup

By Milton Posner PHILADELPHIA — The last time Northeastern faced Drexel, the Huskies tore the Dragons up in every way imaginable. The Huskies nailed nine of their 17 tries from beyond the arc as their balanced attack carried them to a 85–52 victory. Northeastern played seven games between then and Saturday afternoon’s rematch with Drexel.

Men’s Basketball Decimated by Delaware

By Milton Posner Those moments when you’re riding high, when you feel invincible, when you feel like you have all the momentum and confidence . . . those are the moments you’re most likely to be smashed over the head with a hefty sledgehammer. Such was the story of the Northeastern Huskies on Thursday night.

Men’s Basketball Routs Cougars Behind Dominant Second Half

By Milton Posner BOSTON — You’d be forgiven for thinking that disaster was in store. As they entered Matthews Arena on Saturday morning, the Northeastern Huskies had lost five of their last seven contests, each one featuring a blown second-half lead, faltering defense, and lackluster rebounding. Their Saturday afternoon opponent seemed perfectly primed to exploit

Men’s Basketball Subdues Seahawks, Summarily Snapping Subpar Skid

By Michael Petillo BOSTON —  Coming off a tough two-week stretch in which they lost four straight games, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena on Thursday and picked up a much needed win, defeating UNCW 71–63. The Huskies held the Seahawks to just 24 first half points and Jordan Roland poured in 27 on the night

Second-Half Woes Sink Men’s Basketball Again

By Matt Neiser HEMPSTEAD, NY — The Northeastern men’s basketball team came into Saturday afternoon’s game against Hofstra on a three-game losing streak, desperate for a win as William & Mary, Charleston, and Hofstra have begun to separate themselves at the top of the CAA. Looking for revenge after Eli Pemberton’s last-second game-winner in their

Men’s Basketball Loses Third Straight, Drops Below .500

By Milton Posner and Adam Doucette ELON, North Carolina — The last name the Northeastern Huskies visited the Elon Phoenix, dominant overtime play gave the Huskies an 11-point win and moved them to 2–2 in CAA play. That was January 10, 2019. It was also the last time the Huskies would possess a losing conference

Men’s Basketball and The Knight That Won’t End

By Milton Posner WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia — The green-and-gold-clad players leapt joyfully on the sidelines. The similarly dressed fans erupted into deafening cheers. And the scoreboard, for the final time on a frantic Thursday evening, changed its mind. But Northeastern fans who were paying attention — and perhaps even a few who weren’t — would have

CAA Men’s Basketball Has Gone Completely Insane

By Milton Posner If you took a shot every time a CAA coach, player, or commentator said the word “parity,” you’d probably wake up the next morning with a raging hangover, an empty wallet, a lower-back butterfly tattoo, and no clue how you wound up two cities over. It’s entirely justified. The Hofstra Pride, last

Men’s Basketball Falls to Delaware, 76–74

By Milton Posner BOSTON — At the close of CAA action on Saturday, the Northeastern Huskies’ average margin of victory in conference play rested at 7.7 points, nearly three points better than the next-best team. And yet they sat tied for fifth, owners of a 5–4 conference record, an anomaly possible only because each one

Men’s Basketball Destroys Drexel Dragons

By Michael Petillo BOSTON — Coming off a disappointing overtime loss to UNCW on Saturday, Northeastern returned to Matthews Arena Thursday night badly needing a bounce-back win. They got it against Drexel, soundly defeating the Dragons 85–52 in a game that was never in doubt. Jordan Roland led the scoring charge for the Huskies as

Men’s Basketball Succumbs to Streak-Snapping Seahawks

By Matt Neiser WILMINGTON, North Carolina — Fresh off a 15-point comeback win over CAA heavyweight Charleston, the Northeastern men’s basketball team was riding high as it made its way to Wilmington for a Saturday night matchup against the winless-in-conference UNCW Seahawks. The Seahawks pulled the Huskies back down to earth in Trask Coliseum, however,

Men’s Basketball Conquers the Cougars in Courageous Comeback

By Michael Petillo CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Coming off a pair of heartbreaking, buzzer-beating home defeats to William & Mary and Hofstra, the Northeastern Huskies marched into TD Arena Thursday night badly in need of a win. Against Grant Riller and the second-place College of Charleston Cougars, snapping that two-game skid would be no small

Men’s Basketball Falls to Hofstra on Pemberton’s Game-Winner

By Milton Posner Thursday night’s ending was a test of just how much déjà vu the college basketball gods can cram into one play. Just like Saturday, Northeastern faced a top-tier CAA opponent at Matthews Arena. Once again, the Huskies overcame first-half struggles, closed the deficit with hot second-half shooting, and tied the score in

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Men’s Basketball Falls to Tribe on Knight’s Game-Winner

By Matt Neiser BOSTON — Entering Saturday’s games, three CAA men’s basketball teams boasted undefeated records. Two of those teams, Northeastern and Charleston, were of no surprise to most CAA followers. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who predicted the third team would be where they are. The William & Mary Tribe, with long-time

Men’s Basketball Eclipses Elon

By Milton Posner BOSTON — On December 31, 13 hours before the clock hit midnight and the year reset, Tyson Walker was named CAA Rookie of the Week for the third time this season; no other player has won it more than once. The main reason the league cited was his scoring; Walker notched a

Men’s Basketball Deposes the Dukes

By Milton Posner For a few games, it appeared as though Jordan Roland had settled down. His scoring average dropped from the national top-five toward slightly more reasonable territory, and he was shooting just 30 percent in the team’s last three games. But he couldn’t lie dormant forever, and on Monday evening he woke up,

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Men’s Basketball Trounces Towson to Open Conference Play

By Milton Posner For years now, anyone who has strolled into SECU Arena to face Pat Skerry’s Towson Tigers has known exactly what they’re up against. The Tigers are tough, scrappy, and energetic on defense, and every point scored against them is a point well-earned. They lived up to that reputation in non-conference play this

Men’s Basketball Tops Detroit Mercy to End Conference Play

By Milton Posner A matchup between Northeastern and Detroit Mercy a week before Christmas wouldn’t normally stir much national attention. But Thursday evening’s contest had a nationally relevant storyline running right through its heart. On the Northeastern side was Jordan Roland, the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at 23.8 points per game. On the Detroit side was

Men’s Basketball Falls to Eastern Michigan

By Milton Posner Anyone who glanced at a pre-game matchup sheet could hazard a guess at how Tuesday evening’s game would go. Northeastern, which entered the game fifth in the nation in three-point percentage, would rely on outside shooting. Eastern Michigan, which entered ranked ninth in the nation in scoring defense, would use their height

Men’s Basketball Falls to Davidson

By Milton Posner Many of Northeastern’s wins this season have resulted from a wave of improbable Jordan Roland shots. The senior guard has shown out this season, his long-distance bombs guiding the Husky offense. On Saturday afternoon, a squad hailing from Roland’s old conference arrived at Matthews Arena to battle the Huskies. Roland stood a

Men’s Basketball Manhandles Maine, Roland Scores 1000th Point

By Michael Petillo Jordan Roland tallied 28 points and the Northeastern Huskies defended home court against the Maine Black Bears, winning 78–63 on Wednesday night. Roland notched his 1,000th career point while leading the Huskies to their second consecutive win. Northeastern (5–4) started slowly, committing turnovers on each of their first three possessions before a

Men’s Basketball Tops Weber State Behind Three-Point Torrent

By Milton Posner As Northeastern took the court against Weber State Wednesday morning, they were fresh off a close defeat at Drake’s hands, a defeat caused in part by 19 Northeastern turnovers and the resulting disparity in shot attempts. For the second day in a row, Northeastern give the ball away 19 times. But this

Nineteen Turnovers Sink Men’s Basketball Against Drake

By Milton Posner As the game clock steadily ticked off its final seconds, Jason Strong took charge. He took the ball out top, put his head down, and drove down the right side of the lane. He tossed the ball with a gentle hooking motion, and his layup settled neatly into the basket with 0.6

Men’s Basketball Falls to South Alabama

By Milton Posner As Boston trudges inexorably toward winter, as the days end earlier, the winds blow harder, and the temperatures drop, the Northeastern Huskies migrated south, if only for a few days. They flew to Fort Myers, Florida for the Gulf Coast Showcase, an annual eight-team tournament. The Huskies’ three-day, three-game slate is, according

Men’s Basketball Claims Largest Win in Program History

By Milton Posner WORCESTER, MA — From 1096 to 1271, the Roman Catholic Church waged a series of wars against Muslim powers in the eastern Mediterranean. Though the Crusades arguably increased Christianity’s reach, the Church’s wealth, and the Pope’s power, the Crusaders repeatedly failed in their main goal of retaking the Holy Land. On Tuesday

Men’s Basketball Drops Second Straight

By Michael Petillo Old Dominion used strong rebounding and defense to knock off Northeastern Saturday afternoon by a score of 76–69. ODU outrebounded the Huskies 36–26 — including a 14–6 margin on the offensive glass and an 11–3 second-chance points advantage — and pulled away during the last few minutes of what was, for the

Men’s Basketball Loses First of Season

By Milton Posner For the first time this season, Jordan Roland — whose 81 points through two games had garnered himself and his team national recognition — did not log an otherworldly performance. For the first time this season, Northeastern played the balanced offensive game last year’s team did so well. And for the first time

Men’s Basketball Tops Harvard, Roland Sets Franchise Record

By Michael Petillo On Tuesday night against BU, Northeastern senior guard Jordan Roland scored 39 points, just shy of the school record of 41 held by Husky legends J.J. Barea and Reggie Lewis. Northeastern needed every one of those points, as they edged BU out in the closing seconds. Tonight, the Harvard Crimson, a team

Men’s Basketball Bests BU in Exhilarating Season Opener

By Milton Posner When the 2019–20 season ends and the CAA releases its all-conference teams, it’s entirely possible that Jordan Roland’s left hand will make the first team. Roland is right-handed, not that you could tell from watching Tuesday night’s game. The 6’1” senior guard, who usually feasts on a steady diet of long-distance bombs,

CAA Preview: Northeastern Huskies

Last season: 23–11 (14–4 CAA, second place), won CAA Tournament, lost in first round of NCAA Tournament Head Coach: Bill Coen (14th season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Third Losses G Vasa Pusica G Donnell Gresham Jr. G/F Shawn Occeus F/C Jeremy Miller C Anthony Green Additions G Vito Cubrilo G Tyson Walker G Guilien Smith

CAA Preview: William & Mary

Last season: 14–17 (10–8 CAA), lost in CAA quarterfinals Head coach: Dane Fischer (first season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Seventh Losses G LJ Owens G Chase Audige G Matt Milon G/F Justin Pierce F Paul Rowley F Chris Clark Additions G Tyler Hamilton G Bryce Barnes G Rainers Hermanovskis G Miguel Ayesa G/F Thatcher Stone

CAA Preview: College of Charleston Cougars

Last Season: 24–9 (12–6 CAA, third place), lost in CAA semifinal Head Coach: Earl Grant (sixth season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Second Losses G Marquise Pointer G Trent Robinson F Jarrell Brantley F Nick Harris F Jermaine Blackmon Jr. F Isaih Moore Additions G Brenden Tucker G Trevon Reddish G Jeffrey Pizano-McInnis G/F DeAngelo Epps

CAA Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

Last Season: 17–16 (8–10 CAA, fifth place), lost in CAA semifinal Head Coach: Martin Ingelsby (fourth season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Fifth Losses G Ryan Johnson G Connor Rufo G Curtis Lochner G Ithiel Horton G Darian Bryant F Matt Veretto F Eric Carter Additions G Nate Darling G Reggie Gardner G John McCoy G

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

Last season: 27–8 (15–3 CAA, first place), lost in CAA final Coach: Joe Mihalich (seventh season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: First Losses G Justin Wright-Foreman G Kenny Wormley F Jacquil Taylor F Dan Dwyer F Matija Radovic Additions G Caleb Burgess G Omar Silverio G Jermaine Miranda F Kvonn Cramer By Matt Neiser Led by

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

Head Coach: C.B. McGrath (third season) Last Season: 10–23 (5–13), tenth place CAA, lost in CAA semifinal CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Ninth Losses G Ty Taylor II G Jaylen Fornes G Jacque Brown F Devontae Cacok F Jeantal Cylla F Shawn O’Connell Additions G Mike Okauru G Shykeim Phillips G/F Carter Skaggs G/F Jake Boggs

CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

Last Season: 10–22 (6–12, ninth in CAA); lost in CAA first round Head Coach: Pat Skerry (ninth season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Sixth Losses G Quinton Drayton G Jordan McNeil C Alex Thomas Additions G Demetrius Mims G Nigel Haughton G Jason Gibson F Charles Thompson By Mack Krell Sporting an almost entirely new squad in 2018–19,

CAA Preview: Elon Phoenix

Last Season: 11–21 (7–11 CAA, eighth place), lost in CAA first round Coach: Mike Schrage (first season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Tenth Losses G Dainan Swoope G Sheldon Eberhardt G Steven Santa Ana G Nathan Priddy F Tyler Seibring F/C Karolis Kundrotas Additions G Hunter McIntosh G/F Zac Ervin G/F Hunter Woods G/F Jerald Gillens-Butler

CAA Preview: James Madison University Dukes

Last season: 14–19 (6–12, eighth place), lost in CAA quarterfinal Head coach: Louis Rowe (third season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Fourth Losses G Stuckey Mosley G Matthew Urbach F Greg Jones F Develle Phillips F Cameron Smith Additions G Zyon Dobbs G Quinn Richey G Jayvis Harvey F Dalton Jefferson F Julien Wooden F Michael

CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

Last Season: 13–19 (7–11 CAA, sixth place), lost in CAA quarterfinal Head Coach: Zach Spiker (fourth season) CAA Preseason Poll Finish: Eighth Losses G Troy Harper G Kevin Doi G Alihan Demir G Trevor John Additions F Mate Okros F T.J. Bickerstaff By Alex Bensley Despite finishing last season under .500, the Dragons improved slightly from

Women’s Basketball Finishes Sixth in Coaches’ Poll

By Milton Posner The Northeastern women’s basketball team placed sixth in the annual CAA preseason poll released Thursday. Unlike the men’s poll, in which coaches, media relations directors, and media members vote, the women’s poll asks only the coaches, who are barred from voting for their own team. Team Points (First-Place Votes) James Madison Dukes

Men’s Basketball Finishes Third in Preseason Poll

By Milton Posner Ahh, the CAA Preseason Poll. That wonderful time of year when the conference’s coaches, media relations directors, and media members (including a few from your favorite Northeastern student radio station) gaze deep into their crystal balls and relay the results of the upcoming season. The results of this annual divination ritual, released

CAA Class of 2019 Goes Pro

By Milton Posner On April 7th, four CAA basketball players stood on a speedily assembled court in America’s largest shopping mall as dollar bills fluttered around them. Northeastern’s Vasa Pusica, Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman, Charleston’s Jarrell Brantley, and UNCW’s Devontae Cacok had won the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship — and its $100,000 prize — after

Huskies beat down Seahawks; advance to CAA semi-finals

RAPID REACTION: Hear what Vasa Pusica (16 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds) and Coach Coen had to say after today's victory over UNCW! #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/QWsWJBLJtg — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) March 10, 2019 by Matthew MacCormack NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — For the Northeastern men’s basketball team, the formula is simple; make threes, and make sure

Pusica, Roland Earn All-CAA Honors

By Milton Posner Reminder: Northeastern begins CAA Tournament play on Sunday at 6 PM ET against the winner of Saturday’s Elon–UNCW game. Matt MacCormack, Justin Littman and Michael Petillo will have the call, with pregame coverage beginning at 5:30 PM ET. Vasa Pusica and Jordan Roland have a lot in common. They’re both versatile upperclassmen

Huskies end CAA slate with win at Drexel

Coach Coen shares his postgame thoughts following a 90-66 win at Drexel #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/6sdv1QLpKl — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) March 2, 2019 by Matthew MacCormack PHILADELPHIA — Drexel scored the opening points in Saturday afternoon’s matchup with the Northeastern men’s basketball team. Senior walk-on guard Kevin Doi hit a free-throw less than a minute into

Men’s basketball pulls away from Delaware

Coach Coen shares his postgame thoughts following a big road win at Delaware. #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/cJQcQN3TuD — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) March 1, 2019 by Matthew MacCormack NEWARK, Del. — Delaware kept it close in front of its home crowd, but the Northeastern men’s basketball pulled away late in the second half, toppling the Blue Hens, 75-64,

Men’s Basketball Overthrows Dukes 76–60

By Milton Posner Northeastern hasn’t always clicked this year. Three starters have missed significant time. The offense can stagnate. They’ve often struggled against CAA cellar-dwellers. But when they click, they put on one of the best shows in mid-major Division I basketball. Their versatile pieces click into a smooth, balanced offense. Their perimeter defense hounds

Charleston ends MBB’s five-game winning streak

Coach Coen shares his postgame thoughts following an OT loss in Charleston. #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/M1N7X16xQZ — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) February 16, 2019 by Milton Posner CHARLESTON, S.C — TD Arena, when full, seats 5,100 fans. Saturday night’s game fell a few hundred fans shy of that figure. But as the second-place Northeastern Huskies and third-place

Shorthanded Huskies Shoot Down Seahawks, 81–77

Coach Coen shares his post-game thoughts following a resilient road win at UNCW. #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/HHQ6tdW0Q4 — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) February 15, 2019 by Milton Posner WILMINGTON, N.C — When Northeastern and UNCW face off, it always seems like the basketball gods are leaning on the fast-forward button. Teams mount frantic runs and transition basketball

Men’s Basketball Outlasts Elon in OT, 72-60

Three 20-point scorers, five extra minutes of action, and ANOTHER double-digit Northeastern victory. Highlights comin atcha #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/OjjwodO0aI — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) February 10, 2019 by Milton Posner A few things are certain when Northeastern and Elon meet up. Bolden Brace will light up the nets. The game will head into overtime. The Huskies

Huskies outlast Tribe for third straight win

Hear what Coach Coen, Jordan Roland and Vasa Pusica had to say after tonight's victory over William & Mary! #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/2wU4ZAZyyD — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) February 8, 2019 by Matthew MacCormack It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t easy, but the Northeastern men’s basketball team picked up its seventh win in eight games Thursday night

Men’s basketball upends Drexel in CAA opener

WITH EMPHASIS! Green now has a career-high 18 after this beaut. #SCTop10 ALERT! #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/CLqgz8Fopk — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) December 29, 2018 by Matthew MacCormack For as up-and-down as their non-conference schedule was, the Northeastern men’s basketball started off conference play on a high note, taking down Drexel, 93-83, at Matthews Arena on Friday night

Men’s Basketball Tops Oakland, 92-83 as Occeus Returns

by Milton Posner LETS GO!! #HowlinHuskies pic.twitter.com/8Ub9hH0Sor — Northeastern Men’s Basketball (@GoNUmbasketball) December 8, 2018 Northeastern’s non-conference schedule has tested the skill, cohesion and mettle of an overwhelming conference favorite. After toppling Alabama, it ran into a dual stone wall of Virginia Tech and Davidson. After winning back-to-back games against Bucknell and Eastern Michigan, Syracuse emphatically

Men’s basketball rolls over ‘Bama

by Milton Posner When Northeastern last visited Charleston, they limped out after the season’s toughest loss. A 17-point lead over the College of Charleston Cougars evaporated last March, taking the Huskies’ hopes of a NCAA Tournament berth with it. On Thursday, Northeastern returned for the first game of the Charleston Classic. Their opponent wasn’t the

MBB drops opener to BU, 77-74

by Matt MacCormack The last time the Northeastern men’s basketball was in action prior to Tuesday’s season opener against Boston University, the Huskies blew a 17-point second-half lead and lost out on an NCAA tournament berth to the College of Charleston. You’d have to forgive a Husky fan for having a little deja vu after

CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

By: Justin Littman Head Coach: Pat Skerry (8th season) Last Season: 18-14 (8-10, 5th in CAA); lost to William & Mary in CAA Quarterfinals Losses: G Zane Martin (20 ppg; transferred to New Mexico) F Justin Gorham (transferred to Houston) F Mike Morsell F Eddie Keith G Brian Starr G Deshaun Morman G Jordan McNeil

CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

By: Matthew Neiser Head Coach: Zach Spiker (3rd season) Last Season: 13-20 (6-12, 7th in CAA); lost to Charleston in CAA Quarterfinals Losses: G Tramaine Isabell (21 ppg; transferred to Saint Louis) F Miles Overton F Austin Williams G Kris Alford G Sammy Mojica F Tyshawn Miles Newcomers: G Trevor John (Transferred from Cal Poly)

CAA Preview: Elon Phoenix

By: Rachel Santo Head Coach: Matt Matheny (9th season) Last Season: 14-18 (6-12, 7th in CAA) Losses: F Brian Dawkins (12.2 ppg) G Dmitri Thompson (12.3 ppg) G/F Collin Luther (0.4 ppg) F Jack Anton (1.2 ppg, ) F Jack George (1.3 ppg) Newcomers: G Kris Wooten (Kinston, N.C. / Arendell Parrott Academy) F Chuck Hannah (Boston, Mass. / Northfield

CAA Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

By: Milton Posner Head Coach: Martin Inglesby (3rd season, 27-39) Last Season: 14-19 (6-12, tied for 7th in CAA); lost to Northeastern in CAA quarterfinals Projected Finish: 7th Losses Ryan Daly (transferred) Anthony Mosley (graduated) Skye Johnson (graduated) Newcomers Nate Darling (transferred from University of Alabama at Birmingham) Ryan Johnson (transferred from Mercer University) Justyn

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

By: Michael Petillo Coach: C.B. McGrath (2nd season) Last Season: 11-21 (7-11), 6th place CAA Newcomers: G Ty Gadsden (Charlotte, N.C./Believe Prep/Vincennes) F Shawn O’Connell (Roswell, GA./Milton/Georgia Southern) G Kai Toews (Tokyo, Japan/Northfield Mount Hermon Mass.) G Jaylen Sims (Charlotte N.C./United Faith Christian) Departures: G Jordon Talley (16.9 ppg) F Marcus Bryan (5.7 ppg) G

CAA Preview: William & Mary Tribe

By: Michael Petillo Coach: Tony Shaver (16th season) Last Season: 19-12 (11-7), 4th place CAA Newcomers: G Chase Audige (Coram, N.Y./The Hill School Pa.) G/F Quinn Blair (Livonia, Mich./Dearborn Divine Child) F Mehkel Harvey (Huntington Beach, Calif./Ocean View) G L.J. Owens (Annapolis, Md/Severn School) G Thornton Scott (Glen Cove, N.Y/Holy Trinity/Vermont Academy)   Departures: G David

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride Head Coach: Joe Mihalich (6th season) Last Season: 19-12 (12-6, 3rd in CAA); lost to UNCW in CAA quarterfinals Projected Finish: 3rd Key Departures: C Rokas Gustys Key Returnees: G Justin Wright-Foreman, G Eli Pemberton by Justin Littman After a single-season rebuild, the Hofstra Pride returned to CAA relevance last year. The Pride finished third in the CAA regular

CAA Preview: Charleston Cougars

Head Coach: Earl Grant (5th season) Last Season: 26-8 (14-4, 1st in CAA); defeated Northeastern in CAA finals Projected Finish: 2nd Key Departures: G Joe Chealey, G Cam Johnson Key Returnees: F Jarrell Brantley, G Grant Riller by Matthew MacCormack While only five of the 40 polled media members chose Charleston as the favorite to repeat as CAA champions, head coach Earl Grant and

CAA Preview: Northeastern Huskies

Head Coach: Bill Coen (13th season) Last Season: 23-10 (14-4, 2nd in CAA); lost to Charleston in CAA Finals Projected Finish: 1st Key Departures: G Devon Begley Key Returnees: G Vasa Pusica, G Shawn Occeus, F Bolden Brace   by Matthew MacCormack Northeastern was 20 minutes away from a trip to the Big Dance. Then everything came crashing down. In last year’s CAA

PREGAME PRIMER: Huskies face No. 1 seed Charleston with tourney bid at stake

by Matthew MacCormack and Justin Littman NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — It’s the matchup everyone wanted to see. The North Charleston Coliseum will play host to Tuesday night’s Colonial Athletic Association tournament championship, with the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. Top-seeded Charleston (25-7) takes on the No. 2 seed Northeastern Huskies

Bonnies throttle NU, 84-65

By Michael Petillo OLEAN, N.Y.– After what was a fairly close first half, Northeastern came out flat in the second period and ended up dropping a tough road contest against A-10 foe St. Bonaventure 84-65.  The loss brought an end to the Huskies 5-game win streak and extended the Bonnies win streak to 6 games. The

CAA Preview: Northeastern Basketball

Head Coach: Bill Coen (12th season) Last Season: 15-16 (8-10, 6th in CAA); lost to Towson in CAA Quarterfinal Projected Finish: 6th Preseason All-Conference Selections: G Devon Begley (Honorable Mention), F/C Jeremy Miller (Honorable Mention)     Losses: G T.J. Williams (21.4 ppg, 5.3 apg, 4.7 rpg; CAA Player of the Year) F Alex Murphy (14.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg) Newcomers: G

CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

Head Coach: Pat Skerry (7th season) 2016-2017 Record: 20-13 (11-7 CAA) Projected Finish: 2 Preseason All-Conference Selections: G Mike Morsell (Second Team), G Deshaun Morman (Honorable Mention)   Key Additons G Travis Ingram (I.C. Norcom, Suffolk, Va.) G Jeffrey Prophete (Fort Lauderdale, Sunrise, Fla.) G Quinton Drayton (Bowie/Bowie, Md.) Key Losses: F William Adala Moto

CAA Preview: Elon University Phoenix

Head Coach: Matt Matheny Last Season: 18-14 (10-8), 5th in CAA Projected Finish: 3rd Preseason All-Conference Selections: F Tyler Seibring (First-Team), F Brian Dawkins (Second-Team)   Losses: G Luke Eddy (7.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg) F Christian Hairston (2.5 ppg, 2.6 rpg) G Ryder Bowline (0.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg) G Patrick Ryan (1.8 ppg, 0.5 rpg) Newcomers:

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

Head Coach: Joe Mihalich (5th Season at Hofstra, 20th Overall) Last Season: 15-17 Overall, (7-11 CAA), T-7th Place, Lost in First Round Projected Finish: 4th   Preseason All-Conference Selections: G Justin Wright-Foreman (First Team), C Rokas Gustys (Second Team), G Eli Pemberton (Honorable Mention) Additions: G Kenny Wormley (Junior, JUCO/Siena) F Joel Angus III (Graduate Senior, Southeast Missouri State)

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

Coach: C.B. McGrath (1st Season) Last Season: 29-6 Overall, (15-3 CAA), 1st Place, CAA Tournament Champions Projected Finish: 5th Preseason All-Conference Selections: Devontae Cacock (First Team), Jordon Talley (Honorable Mention)     Additions: G Tyrone Taylor (Sophomore, Wichita State) C Trey Kalina (Junior, JUCO/Chattanooga) G Jacque Brown (Junior, Cape Fear CC) G Daniel Etoroma (Junior, Lewis and Clark Community

CAA Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

Head Coach: Martin Ingelsby (second season) Last Season: 13-20 (5-13), 9th in CAA Projected Finish: 7th Preseason All-Conference Selections: G Ryan Daly; All-CAA 2nd Team   Losses: G Cazmon Hayes (8.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg) F Chivarsky Corbett (6.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg) F Devonne Pinkard (6.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg) F Barnett Harris (1.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg) G

CAA Preview: William & Mary Tribe

Head Coach: Tony Shaver Last Season: 17-14 (10-8, 5th in CAA) Projected Finish: 8 Preseason Honorable Mentions: G David Cohn and F Nathan Knight Additions: Jihar Williams, G (Friends School of Baltimore/Baltimore, Md.) Luke Loewe, G (Fond du Lac/Fond du Lac, Wis.) Cole Harrison, F (Montrose Christian (Md.)/Brentwood, Tenn.) Losses: Daniel Dixon, G (19.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg,

CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

Head Coach: Zach Spiker (2nd season) Last Season: 9-23 (3-15), 10th place CAA Projected Finish: 9th Preseason All-Conference Selections: G Kurk Lee; All-CAA Second Team   Departures: F Rodney Williams (15.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg) F/C Mohamed Bah (4.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg) G Kari Jonsson (10.1 ppg, 43.6% 3 pt) G John Moran F Jeremy Peck

CAA Preview: James Madison

Head Coach: Louis Rowe (2nd Season) Last Season: 10-23 (7-11 CAA T-8th place; lost in Quarterfinals of CAA Tournament to College of Charleston) Projected Finish: 10th Preseason All Conference Selections: None   Departures: G Jackson Kent (14.0 ppg, 2.3 apg) F Yohanny Dalembert (9.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg) G Shakir Brown (9.0 ppg) F Tom Vodanovich

Three Keys: How Northeastern Can Upset Towson

By: Matthew MacCormack Northeastern takes on Towson in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on Saturday night. WRBB coverage begins at 8 p.m, with Jeremy Leopold, Justin Littman and Matt MacCormack on the call on our exclusive live stream: http://www.wrbbsports.com/listen-live/. CHARLESTON, S.C — It seems all-too fitting that after 30 games, the Northeastern men’s basketball

Northeastern conquers Drexel for eighth straight

https://soundcloud.com/user-229761237/112-bill-coen-after-nu-beats-drexel-92-75 In a scrappy CAA contest Thursday night in Boston, the Northeastern Huskies held off Drexel, 92-75, to extend an 8-game winning streak.  The Huskies bettered their conference record to 5-0 behind yet another top-notch performance by senior guard and CAA Player of the Year candidate T.J. Williams.   Williams had a relatively quiet first

NU upsets Michigan State, 81-73

By: Matthew MacCormack The Northeastern Huskies have earned the label “Giant Killers.” Just a month after marching into Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, CT and upending perennial powerhouse UConn, Northeastern upset Michigan State in East Lansing on Saturday, shocking the Spartans with a 81-73 victory. After an MSU layup tied the game at 59-59 with 7:48

NU escapes Vermont with 59-57 win

By: Matthew MacCormack BURLINGTON, VT- Alex Murphy had 21 points and nine rebounds, and T.J. Williams chipped in 17 points as Northeastern came back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Vermont, 59-57 at Patrick Gymnasium. Devon Begley swatted UVM’s Trae Bell-Haynes (15 points) on a layup that would have given the Catamounts a lead

Huskies bounce BU in season opener

By: Matthew MacCormack The Northeastern Huskies were forced to replace 70% of their scoring from a season ago. New faces speckled the roster in Tuesday’s season-opening bout with Boston University at Matthews Arena, and the question loomed: where are the points going to come from? After one game, it looks like head coach Bill Coen’s

CAA Preview: Northeastern Huskies

Coach: Bill Coen (11th season) Last Season: 18-15 (6th in CAA) Additions: F Alex Murphy (Florida/Southborough, Mass.) G Shawn Occeus (Grandview Prep/Boynton Beach, Fla.) G Bolden Brace (Santa Barbara High/Santa Barbara Calif.) G/F Maxime Boursiquot (Kent School/Ottawa, Ontario) Losses: G David Walker (17.9 ppg, 4.0 apg, 3.6 rpg, First Team All-CAA) F Quincy Ford (16.4

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

Coach: Kevin Keatts (3rd season) Last Season: 25-8 (T-1st, CAA Tournament champs) Additions: G Ambrose Mosley (Old Dominion/Jacksonville, Fla.) F Matt Elmore (Dixon/Jacksonville, N.C.) G Jaylen Fornes (Word of God/Pamlico County, N.C.) Losses: G Craig Ponder (11.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg) C C.J. Gettys (5.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg) F Dylan Sherwood (4.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg) G

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

Coach: Joe Mihalich (4th Year) Last Season: 24-10 (14-4, 1st in CAA) Additions: G Deron Powers (Hampton/Williamsburg, VA) G Elijah Pemberton (Cheshire Academy/Middletown, CT) F Ty Greer (Daytona State/ Chicago, IL) F Stafford Trueheart II (Canisius HS/Lancaster, NY) Losses: G Juan’ya Green  (17.8 ppg, 7.1 apg, 4.4 rpg, CAA Player of the Year) G Ameen

CAA Preview: Elon Phoenix

Head Coach: Matt Matheny Last Season: 16-16 (CAA 7-11) Departures: G Tanner Samson (11.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg) G Sam Hershberger C Tony Sabato   Additions: G Seth Fuller (Dublin Coffman/Dublin, OH) By: Mack Krell Elon ended last season with a disappointing one-point loss to Drexel in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

CAA Preview: James Madison Dukes

By: Jeremy Leopold (@Jeremyleopold) Head Coach: Louis Rowe (1st season) Last Season: 21-11 (11-7 CAA T-3rd place)   Departures: G Ron Curry (17.3 ppg, 3.6 apg, First Team All-CAA) G Winston Grays III (5.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg) G Matt Risse G Kevin Kangni Newcomers: G Terrence Johnson (South Mountain Community College/Tuscon, AZ) G Vince Holmes

CAA Preview: William & Mary Tribe

By: Justin Littman (@JLitt_Man) Head Coach – Tony Shaver (14th Season) Last season – 20-11 (CAA: 11-7), T-3rd place Losses:  G/F Terry Tarpey (10.5 ppg, 7.8 rpg, CAA Defensive POTY) F Sean Sheldon (9.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg) Newcomers:  F Nathan Knight (Kimball Union/Syracuse, NY) G/F Justin Pierce (Glenbard West/Glen Ellyn, IL) Last year, William & Mary proved that consistency

CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

By: Mack Krell (@MackKrell) Head Coach: Pat Skerry Last Season: 20-13 (11-7 CAA) Departures: G Byron Hawkins (13.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg) G Josh Ivory  F Timajh Parker-Rivera (6.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg) Newcomers: G Brian Starr (Colby Community College/Kansas City, MO) G Deshaun Morman (Cincinatti/Richmond, VA) G Zane Martin (Neumann-Goretti/Philadelphia, PA) F Justin Gorham (Calvert Hall/Baltimore,

CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

By: Jeremy Leopold (@Jeremyleopold) Head Coach: Zach Spiker (1st season) Last Season: 6-25  (3-15 CAA, 9th place) Departures:   G Tavon Allen (13.1 ppg, 2.8 rpg)  G Terrell Allen (9.8 ppg, 3.5 apg, CAA All-Rookie Team) F Kazembe Abif (9.3 ppg, 7.0 rpg) G Ahmad Fields G Chandler Fraser- Pauls G Rashann London (7.5 ppg,

CAA Preview: Delaware Blue Hens

By: PJ Wright (@PJWright34) Head Coach: Martin Ingelsby (first season) Last Season: 7-23 (2-16), 10th in CAA Losses: G Kory Holden (17.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2nd team All-CAA) F Maurice Jeffers (5.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg) F Marvin King-Davis (14.8 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 3rd team All-CAA) G Sean Locke (0.7 ppg, 0.3 rpg) Newcomers: F Jacob Cushing

Kwesi Abakah transfers to Richmond

by: Matthew MacCormack The Northeastern basketball team will look a little different when it hits the hardwood this winter. Husky forward Kwesi Abakah is transferring to Richmond, according to a tweet from Abakah’s personal Twitter account. Abakah’s move comes just weeks after rising sophomore guard Brandon Kamga announced he was transferring to High Point. The

Huskies Fall to UNCW in CAA Semifinals

by Matthew MacCormack In a lot of ways, the final game of Northeastern’s season mirrored the 2015-16 campaign as a whole. Exactly one month ago, the Huskies were 12-13. The defending CAA champions were sitting at a paltry 8th in the conference, and the season looked lost. Then Northeastern won five of its next six

Huskies Handle Tigers, Move on to CAA Semi-Finals

by Matthew MacCormack Bill Coen can add fortuneteller to his already-loaded résumé. “Heading into tournament time, your best players have to play well,” the Northeastern head coach said in Tuesday’s Colonial Athletic Association teleconference. “And I think the secret to it is you have to get production and performance from an unsung hero…Whoever is going

Huskies Rally Late But Fall Short At Hofstra

By: Matthew MacCormack Hempstead, NY- There’s no such thing as a good loss, but there were some encouraging signs from Northeastern’s 65-60 defeat at Hofstra Sunday afternoon. Despite missing starting guard T.J. Williams for the second straight game for academic reasons, the Huskies (15-14, 7-9 CAA) clawed back from a 13-point second-half deficit to bring

Huskies Upset #15 Miami 78-77

By: Matthew MacCormack Call of game-winner “You just set the bar. That was the hottest team in the country. They’re talking about them, ACC champs, everything else. You just set the bar. When you set your minds, that’s who you can be.” Northeastern head coach Bill Coen could hardly contain his excitement as he addressed

CAA Preview- Northeastern University

By: David Kroopnick Coach: Bill Coen (9th season with Northeastern) Last year: 23-12 Overall (12-6 CAA) T-1st in the CAA, CAA Tournament Champions, Lost to Notre Dame in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament What Happened:  Northeastern had its ups and downs during the 2014-2015 campaign, but finished in a three-way tie for

CAA Preview- William & Mary Tribe

By: Justin Littman Head Coach – Tony Shaver (13th Season) Last season – 20-13 (CAA: 12-6), T-1st place Losses: G Marcus Thornton, F Tom Schalk, F Tyler Johnson Newcomers: F Hunter Seacat, G David Cohn, F Paul Rowley   Led by senior guard and eventual CAA Player of the Year Marcus Thornton, many thought last

CAA Preview- James Madison Dukes

By: Jake Fischer Head Coach: Matt Brady (8th season) Last Season: 19-14 (12-6 CAA, share of CAA title) Departures: G Shawn Wilborne, G Dante Sterling, F Hari Hall Newcomers: G/F Shakir Brown, G Kevin Kangni, F Ramone Snowden The Dukes claimed a share of the Colonial Athletic Association regular season conference title for the first

CAA Preview- Hofstra Pride

By: Dan McLoone Head Coach: Joe Mihalich (3rd Season) Last Season: 20-14 (10-8, 5th in Colonial Athletic Association) Losses: G Daryl Fowlkes, G Eliel Gonzalez, F Moussa Kone, G Dion Nesmith Newcomers: G Desure Buie, F Ibrahim Djambo, F Denton Koon, G Justin Wright-Foreman Hofstra managed to pull a complete turnaround within just one season,

CAA Preview – Drexel University Dragons

By: Jeremy Leopold Head Coach: James “Bruiser” Flint (15th season) Last Season: 11-19 (9-9 CAA 6th place) Losses: G Damion Lee, G Freddie Wilson, C Sooren Derboghosian Newcomers: G Terrell Allen, F Andrew Cartwright, G Miles Overton (transfer will sit out 2015-2016 season)   The big news out of Drexel this offseason was the transfer of star

CAA Preview – Delaware Blue Hens

By: Matt MacCormack Head Coach: Monte Ross (10th season) Last Season: 10-20 (CAA: 9-9), 6th place Losses: G Kyle Anderson, F Tom Allshouse, G Matt Grassi Newcomers: G Tyler Burns, G Curtis Lochner The conversation about this year’s Blue Hens squad starts and ends with a pair of standout sophomores who thrived in their first

CAA Preview- Elon University Phoenix

By: Matt MacCormack Head Coach: Matt Matheny (7th season) Last Season: 15-18 (CAA: 6-12), 8th place Losses: G Elijah Bryant (transfer), G Austin Hamilton, G Kevin Blake, F Ryan Winters Newcomers: G Steven Santa Ana, F Tyler Seibring, G Sheldon Eberhardt, F/C Karolis Kundrotas, G Dainan Swoope     Things worked out pretty well for

Huskies Win Hall of Fame Tipoff

By: Josh Brown After impressive wins over Boston University and Florida State to open up the season, the Northeastern Men’s Basketball Team (4-0) took home some hardware over the weekend, defeating Navy and Manhattan on back to back days to win the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tipoff at Mohegan Sun Arena. The 4-0

CAA Preview: Northeastern Huskies

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs Head Coach – Bill Coen, 111-112 (9th season) Last season- 11-21 (7-9 CAA) Losses- F Chris Avenant, G Demetrius Pollard, G Marco Banegas-Flores, F Derrico Peck Newcomers- G Devon Begley, G Alex Jordan. It’s no surprise the Huskies have been picked to win the CAA title after returning their entire core from

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

By Jeremy Leopold Head Coach- Kevin Keatts (1st season) Last Season- 9-23 (3-14 CAA) Losses- G Chris Dixon, G Tanner Milson, G Zack Allen, G Marcus Graham, G Ben Eblen, F Shane Reybold, F Alex Kilmartin Newcomers- G Malik Pugh, G Jordan Talley, G Nick Powell, (Transfers who have to sit out this season: Denzel

CAA Preview: William & Mary Tribe

By Kyle Williams Head Coach – Tony Shaver (12th season) Last Season – 20-12 (10-6, Colonial Athletic Conference) Losses – F Tim Rusthoven, G Brandon Britt, G Kyle Gaillard, G Julian Boatner, F Sean Sheldon, G Ben Whitlatch, F Fred Heldring Newcomers – G Connor Burchfield, G David Cohn, G Daniel Dixon, G Glover Jamison,

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

By Dan McLoone Head Coach – Joe Mihalich (2nd Season) Last Season – 10-23 (5-11, Colonial Athletic Association) Losses – G Zeke Upshaw, F Jordan Allen, F Darren Payen, F Dan Steinberg, G Chris Jenkins, G Adam Savion, F Stephen Nwaukoni Newcomers – G Malik Nichols, G Juan’ya Green, G Ameen Tanksley, F Rokas Gustys,

CAA Preview: Drexel Dragons

By Justin Littman Head Coach- Bruiser Flint (14th Season) Last Season- 16-14 (8-8, CAA) Losses- G Chris Fouch, G Frantz Massenat, G Stevan Manojlovic, F Goran Pantovic, G Jake Lerner, F Dartaye Ruffin Newcomers- C Sooren Derboghosian, G Sammy Mojica, F Austin Williams, G Rashann London, F Tyshawn Myles After a disappointing, injury-riddled 2013-14 season,

CAA Preview: College of Charleston

By Ben Goossen Head Coach- Earl Grant (1st Season) Last Season- 14-18 (6-10, CAA) Losses- Johnathan Burroughs-Cook , Chad Cooke, Judson Hall, Willis Hall, Theo Johnson, Nori Johnson, Anthony Thomas Newcomers- Evan Bailey, Cameron Johnson, Nick Harris, Donovan Gilmore, John Eck, Tim Branin II First year coach Earl Grant has his work cut out for

CAA Preview: James Madison

By Sam Davidovich Head Coach- Matt Brady (7th Season) Last Season- 11-20 (6-10 CAA) Losses- G Charles Cooke, G Andrey Semenov, F Taylor Bessick, G Christian Pierce, F Tom Rivard Newcomers- Winston Grays G, Joey McLean G, Dante Sterling G, Hari Hall F, Matt Risse G Coming in to the new season, the JMU Dukes are

CAA Preview: Towson Tigers

By Mark German Head Coach- Pat Skerry (4th Season) Last Season- 25-11 (13-3, CAA) Losses- Jerrelle Benimon F, Rafriel Guthrie G, Marcus Damas F, Mike Burwell G Newcomers- A.J. Astroth G, Alex Gavrilovic F, Byron Hawkins G, Eddie Keith F, Jordan McNeil G, Mike Morsell F, Arnaud William Adala Moto With three seasons under Pat

CAA Preview: Elon Phoenix

By Jake Fischer Head Coach – Matt Matheny (6th season) Last Season – 18-14 (11-5, Southern Conference) Losses – F Lucas Troutman, G Sebastian Koch, F Ryley Beaumont, G Jack Isenbarger, Newcomers– G Demitri Thompson, F Collin Luther, F Jack Anton, F Jack George, G Elijah Bryant Entering their first season as members of the

7-footer Sajon Ford commits to Northeastern

By: Zolan Kanno-Youngs Sajon Ford, the 7-foot little brother to Northeastern forward Quincy Ford, has officially committed to Northeastern, according to the elder Ford. Sajon is one of 10 siblings from Quincy’s St. Petersburg, Fla family. The two brothers will have one year to play together after Quincy red-shirted last season due to back surgery.

Men’s Basketball falls to UAB

By Zolan Kanno-Youngs (Boston, Mass.) — The game was fast, baskets were traded often but the outcome was common as the Huskies lost to University of Alabama Birmingham, 74-69, pushing their losing streak to five games in the nation’s 26th hardest schedule. “I thought it was a winning effort but we’re not getting the results

CAA Preview: UNCW Seahawks

By Jake Fischer Last Year: 10-20 (5-13), 9th in CAA What Happened: Last season wasn’t one of much competition for the UNCW Seahawks. The 2012-13 campaign in Wilmington was more of a farewell tour to one of the CAA’s all-time best rebounders and shot blockers, Keith Rendleman. While the Hawks would not have been a

CAA Preview: Hofstra Pride

By: David J Kroopnick Last year: 7-25 (4-14 CAA) Last in CAA What Happened: 2012-2013 was a season Hofstra fans are hoping to soon forget. The season started with a number of issues: transfers Jamal Coombs-McDaniel and Taran Buie were suspended four games for violating team rules; the Pride were unable to use their own

Programming Note re: NIT

WRBB will not be providing coverage of Northeastern vs. Alabama in the NIT. Please see the following note from WRBB’s Sports Director. At WRBB, we take great pride in the fact that we are the flagship station for Northeastern men’s basketball. I believe that our commitment to bringing you the high-quality coverage you deserve is

CAA Top of the Ladder Week 6

1. Northeastern University: Clinched 1st place, W-L 18–10 (13-3) Last Week: 1-0 Hashtags: #Clinched #BuzzerBeater #bye #TopDogs #JustGettinStarted The Huskies clinched 1st place in the CAA with their 66-64 nail-biter victory against second place James Madison on Wednesday night. It took a team effort as sophomores Quincy Ford and Reggie Spencer scored 14 and 13

CAA Top of the Ladder: Week 5

1. Northeastern University: 1st place, W-L: 17-10 (12-3); Last Week: 0-2 Hashtags: #roughweek #itaintover #anomaly #OT #endinsight #restfortheweary The Huskies are certainly making the last two weeks of CAA play interesting aren’t they? Following last Monday’s win at William and Mary things seemed to be going Northeastern’s way but came home Wednesday and were knocked-off

Top of the Ladder Week 4

1. Northeastern University 1st place, W-L: 16-8 (11-1) Last Week: 2-0 Hashtags: #Topdogs #winsawin #OTreally? #showindown #aintnothaaang The Huskies capped off a sleeper of a week with an overtime 79-74 victory against Old Dominion on Saturday. The Monarchs were fresh off their first CAA win of the season earlier in the week, but Northeastern senior

CAA Top of the Ladder Week 3

1.  Northeastern University: 1st place, W-L: 14-8 (9-1) Last Week: 1-1 Hashtags: #Imperfect #Hunted #bounceback #homestretch #bottomfeeding The Huskies suffered their first loss of the season on Wednesday night when R.J. Hunter and Georgia State came up to Boston. The Huskies had no answer for Hunter as he dropped 27 points on 10-18 shooting, including

CAA Top of the Ladder: 1/29

This is a weekly feature appearing on Tuesdays that takes a closer look at recent storylines for each of the teams near the top of the CAA standings. Northeastern University: 1st place, W-L: 13-7 (8-0); Last Week: 2-0 Hashtags: #undefeated #2OT #escape  #primetime #driversseat If you have not noticed already, the Huskies are a LEGIT

CAA Top of the Ladder

This is a weekly feature appearing on Tuesdays that takes a closer look at recent storylines for each of the teams near the top of the CAA standings. Northeastern University: 1st place, W-L: 11-7 (6-0); Last Week: 2-0 Hashtags: #1stplace #undefeated #Quincywatch The Huskies continued their red-hot start to open conference play with two more

Huskies top Blue Hens

The Huskies withstood a second-half surge from Delaware on Saturday to win 74-70 and remain undefeated in the CAA.  The 6-0 record of the Huskies is tied with the 08-09 Northeastern team for the best CAA start in program history. Senior co-captain Joel Smith led the way for Northeastern with 18 points on 5 of