Scoring droughts, turnovers lead to Northeastern’s demise in first-ever contest with Campbell

BOSTON —  Despite their assertive 73-66 bounce-back win against Hofstra Friday night, Northeastern could not maintain any momentum versus Campbell.  As one of the newer teams in the expanding CAA, Campbell traveled to the Cabot Center for the two teams’ first-ever matchup against each other. Elongated scoring droughts and difficulty guarding bigs in the paint

Huskies obliterated by Charleston press, three-point shooting in 37-point rout

BOSTON — Facing a Charleston team that pressures on defense for the entire game, Northeastern had no answer, committing 24 turnovers in a lopsided 83-46 loss Sunday afternoon at the Cabot Center. The Cougars’ style of play is to press in the backcourt and aggressively trap and hunt for steals. Their average turnover margin of

Strong offensive performances, shut-down defense leads Northeastern over Hofstra

BOSTON — After breaking their six-game losing streak Friday night against UNCW, Northeastern continued to take monumental steps in the right direction in Sunday’s assertive 66-53 victory over Hofstra.  The Huskies shot an exceptional 46% and limited the Pride, a very strong offensive team, to a poor 28% from the floor. Another terrific performance from

Despite Erdogan’s 32 point masterpiece, Huskies drop sixth-straight in defeat to Delaware

BOSTON – It was a rough night for the Huskies at the Cabot Center, as Northeastern’s CAA opener against Delaware resulted in a frustrating 86-73 defeat. Despite an efficient team 43.9% shooting performance from the floor and a career night from guard Derin Erdogan, Northeastern ultimately lost grasp of the game due to rebound difficulties

Huskies battle early-season rust, escape Stonehill in Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd’s head coaching debut

EASTON — It wasn’t always pretty, but Northeastern pulled out a 73-61 win over Stonehill Monday night at Merkert Gymnasium, opening their 2023-24 campaign and Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd’s head coaching career with a victory. Both teams were clearly eager to begin their seasons, as the game started with a frenetic pace up and down the court.

Priscilla Edwards-Lloyd Q&A: Huskies’ newest coach on her basketball journey, climbing coaching ranks, and program vision

After 13 years as an assistant coach across four Division 1 basketball programs, and two years after she first applied for the Northeastern job, Priscilla Edward-Lloyd finally landed her first-ever head coaching role with the Huskies this offseason. Edwards-Lloyd scored over 800 points over four years playing at St. Bonaventure, where she graduated in 2008.

Northeastern women’s basketball preview: With key returnees and new staff, expectations remain high

The news in April that former Northeastern women’s basketball head coach Bridgette Mitchell would be leaving to take on the same role at Fordham might have been surprising — only because it seemed a year or two earlier than expected. Mitchell’s two-year tenure with the Huskies solidified her as a rising star in the coaching

Bridgette Mitchell leaving Northeastern after two seasons; national search underway

After two seasons as Northeastern women’s basketball coach, Bridgette Mitchell is departing for the same role at Fordham, Northeastern announced in a press release Friday. Mitchell arrived at Northeastern in 2021 without head coaching experience, and inherited a long-struggling program with two winning conference records over the previous 20 years. After being picked to finish

Seniors Braxton and Boruta shine in Huskies’ Senior Day rout of Hampton

BOSTON — Northeastern earned a convincing victory over Hampton on Sunday, with a final score of 79-46. The blowout victory featured standout guard performances from Senior Day honorees JaMiya Braxton and Anna Boruta. In their previous matchup this season, Northeastern beat Hampton 72-67 in a tightly contested game. Now riding the waves of their five-game

Raining from downtown: accurate Huskies defeat Hampton on the road

Despite turnover struggles, Northeastern emerged victorious over Hampton 72-67 in Sunday afternoon’s road matchup. Aggressive full-court pressing and lights-out shooting from behind the arc were on full display as the Huskies managed to hang on in a cagey fourth quarter, grabbing their second victory in a row. Heading into the game, Northeastern’s 6-5 conference record

Keishana Washington, Dragons extend winning streak over Huskies to 17 games

BOSTON — Keishana Washington showed why she’s one of the best players in the country Friday night inside the Cabot Center. The graduate student guard from Drexel poured in bucket after bucket, tallying 29 points on 20 shots in her team’s 67-56 victory over the Huskies.  While Washington started off slow, missing her first two

Motema’s huge day powers Huskies over Monmouth for CAA opener revenge

BOSTON — The Cabot Center was rocking on Saturday, as Northeastern took on Monmouth in a highly-anticipated rematch from late December’s CAA opener. Though Monmouth got the better of the Huskies in their first meeting, this time around the Huskies put on a thrilling performance and came away with a 75-70 victory in a nail-biting

Huskies can’t climb out of early hole as Towson explodes from three-point range

BOSTON — Northeastern nearly completed a remarkable comeback from a 17-point deficit, but Towson’s hot three-point shooting proved to be the difference as the Tigers handed the Huskies their first home loss of CAA play, by a final score of 73-67. Six different Towson players connected from deep in the first half, as the Tigers

Huskies’ full-court press, offensive prowess on display in statement victory over UNCW

UNC Wilmington won the opening tip against Northeastern, but that was just about the only thing that went right for the Seahawks on Sunday.  The Huskies exploded in their best offensive showing of the season, cruising to a 92-51 rout on their home floor. Seldom will you find a team more fundamentally sound than this 2022-23

Balanced attack leads Huskies to double-digit win over Stonehill

In the final game of their nonconference slate, boosted by the additions of three players recently cleared for game action, Northeastern used an all-around effort to pull away from in-state opponent Stonehill for a 75-64 victory. The Huskies got three players back on the court Tuesday night. Graduate student guard JaMiya Braxton made her first

Repeated comeback attempts come short as Holy Cross spoils the Huskies’ homecoming

BOSTON — The Northeastern Huskies returned to the Cabot Center for the first time this season on Saturday as they took on another in-state rival in Holy Cross, after a Tuesday victory against Merrimack. The Huskies offense started the same as it did earlier earlier this week, with junior guard Derin Erdogan aggressively leading the

Huskies bounce back against Merrimack, defeat Warriors in first ever meeting

NORTH ANDOVER — Wednesday night’s showdown between Merrimack and Northeastern, the first ever game between these in-state foes, was all about the Huskies. The visitors dominated both sides of the court, cruising to a 75-47 victory to snap a three-game skid. Two keys to the game for the Huskies were limiting turnovers and finding perimeter

Women’s basketball preview: Transfer activity gives Huskies a new-look squad

When the Northeastern women’s basketball team takes the floor for the first time in the new season, the squad will hardly look like the one from the Huskies’ season-ending loss to Towson in the CAA tournament.  Ahead of her second season with the Huskies, head coach Bridgette Mitchell navigated an offseason defined by new transfer

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

CAA Tournament Preview: Loaded Women’s Basketball Field Unpacked

By Mike Puzzanghera After a long but full season of CAA women’s basketball, the conference tournament tips off Thursday night from the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia. With plenty of contenders and star players strewn throughout the bracket, here’s a look at each team competing for an NCAA Tournament bid this weekend. Drexel The top

Claudia Soriano has won our hearts and she will win CAA Rookie of the Year

By Peyton Doyle I once had a Spanish teacher tell me that “poetry is what is lost in translation.” He believed that the beauty of words and ideas could not be truly translated across different languages. If there is one thing that I have learned this past season covering the Northeastern women’s basketball team, it

Huskies Can’t Stop Dickey, Blue Hens, in Fourth-Quarter Surge, Fall to .500 in CAA Play

By Mike Puzzanghera Stopping Delaware’s Jasmine Dickey has proven to be a near impossible task for all challengers this season. The nation’s third-leading scorer is a threat from anywhere, and Northeastern certainly felt that Sunday, as Dickey lit up the Huskies with 31 points and 10 rebounds. A huge fourth quarter allowed Delaware to put

Freshman Phenom Claudia Soriano Leads Huskies to a Dominant Victory Over the UNH Wildcats

Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Mike Puzzanghera First-year Northeastern Huskies (2-1) head coach Bridgette Mitchell could not have asked for a much better game from her women’s basketball team in their home opener against the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (1-2) Wednesday night.  “We had so many students here, we’re so thankful for them.

Drexel, Delaware top CAA preseason poll for Women’s poll, Northeastern comes in last

By Catherine Morrison On October 27th, the CAA preseason poll for women’s basketball was released, putting last year’s regular season champions Delaware and last year’s tournament champions Drexel tied at the top and Northeastern last. With a little under two weeks until the season starts, it’s time for the annual roundup of women’s basketball in