• Three more Huskies leave Bill Coen’s pack
    Jason Strong’s first day on a collegiate basketball court was Nov. 11, 2017. The lanky forward for the Huskies stood at 6’8” and weighed just 195 pounds when he first checked into the game against Wentworth and stepped onto the hardwood floor panels in Matthews Arena. The 18-year-old from Coconut Creek, Florida played 14 minutes
  • Huskies Season Ended in a Nail Biter by the Tigers
    Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Sarah Olender WASHINGTON DC – For 38 minutes of play it appeared that the tournament magic for the Northeastern Huskies would live on, as they were down by just a single point to the Towson Tigers, the top seeded team in the conference, in their 2nd round CAA tournament
  • William & Mary is no Match for Massachusetts’ Finest in Overtime
    Story by Peyton Doyle Chris. Doherty. The Marlborough Masher. The Incredible Hulk. The Fair-haired Goliath. The Red Raider. The Beast from the East. The Bearded Behemoth. The man that some may say is better than current NBA MVP favorite Joel Embiid. However you know him by, he put on the best performance of his entire
  • 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
  • Huskies Falter on Senior Day, Shift Focus to CAA Tournament 
    Story by Jordan Walsh BOSTON — In the final game at Matthews Arena for three players, the Northeastern Huskies men’s basketball team (8-21) could not end the regular season with a win, as they fell to the Elon Phoenix (10-21) by a score of 67-54. Forward Jason Strong and guard Shaquille Walters, both redshirt seniors,
  • A Defensive Masterclass: Northeastern Holds William & Mary to Worst Scoring Performance By Any Division I Team Since 2019
    Story by Justin Diament  On Nov. 27, 2019, the defending national champion Virginia Cavaliers held Maine Black Bears men’s basketball team to 26 points. That’s how far back you have to go to find a worse offensive showing than the William & Mary Tribe put up today. The Tribe posted a mere 28 points as
  • Bolden Brace is back at Northeastern — but not as a player
    Story by Hugh McGuire BOSTON — If you have watched any Northeastern men’s basketball games, you may have noticed a familiar face on the bench. Bolden Brace, who starred on the Huskies from 2016 to 2020, is back on the team.  This time though, instead of draining threes, he is helping the Huskies in another
  • Huskies Can’t Keep Up with Hot-Handed Cougars
    Story by Eamonn Ryan BOSTON — The Northeastern men’s basketball team (7-20, 1-15 CAA) suffered yet another loss on Tuesday night, this time to the visiting College of Charleston Cougars (15-12, 7-8 CAA) by a score of 83-72 in Historic Matthews Arena. For about 30 minutes of the contest, the Huskies kept it close, keeping
  • Huskies Choke Under Pressure, Reach New Low in Last-Second Loss to Hofstra
    By Jordan Walsh HEMPSTEAD, NY — In a season that has featured plenty of tough defeats for the Northeastern Huskies (7-19), Saturday afternoon’s contest on Long Island might just sting the worst of all. The Huskies held an 11 point lead over the Hofstra Pride (19-9) more than halfway through the second half, and an
  • Difficult First Half Proves to be Insurmountable as Huskies Lose Yet Another CAA Matchup
    Story by Daisy Roberts     The Huskies made the trip to Philadelphia to try and slay the Drexel Dragons but unfortunately were slain themselves. After a regrettable first half, Northeastern was down 36-16 to the home team and was unable to make a comeback, losing with a final score of 67-51. Once again, Northeastern’s scoring
  • Northeastern Defeats Towson, Claiming Their First Conference Victory of the Season
    Story by Daisy Roberts Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – It’s been a long season for the Northeastern Huskies. Over the past 61 days, the team had not won a single game. They were 0-11 in conference play, by far the worst in the CAA.  Until today. The Huskies managed to squeak out their first
  • Dukes Down Huskies in Last Ever CAA Matchup
    By Peyton Doyle BOSTON – In one of their closest CAA matchups of the year and their last ever CAA game against JMU (13-7, 4-5 CAA), Northeastern University’s men’s basketball team (6-16, 0-11) proceeded to yet again break the spirit of their fans.   The Huskies entered Thursday night’s game with a great opportunity to break their
  • Huskies Retain Fourth-Longest Losing Streak in the Nation with Defeat by College of Charleston
    By Rae Deer CHARLESTON, SC — Will the Northeastern men’s basketball team win a conference game this season? One would like the answer to be yes, but unfortunately we haven’t gotten there quite yet. Saturday afternoon, the Huskies (6-14) stayed on the road to face College of Charleston and fell to the Cougars at TD
  • Déjà Vu and Double-digit Despair: Turnovers Plague Huskies Against UNCW, Again
    By Jordan Walsh WILMINGTON, NC – Punxsutawney Phil won’t emerge from his burrow until Wednesday, but it certainly felt like Groundhog Day for the Northeastern Huskies (6-14) Thursday night, as they lost to the UNCW Seahawks (13-5) for the second time in four days. Just as in Monday’s game, miscues on the offensive end in
  • ‘Just Get Better’: Husky Heartbreak Continues as Losing Streak Reaches Nine
    By Jordan Walsh A performance that Northeastern head coach Bill Coen called “one of our best efforts of the season” was not enough to snap the men’s basketball team’s six-week losing skid. The Huskies (6-13) played in front of spectators at Matthews Arena for the first time since Dec. 12, 2021, but the sparse crowd
  • Slump Continues as Huskies Suffer Yet Another Embarrassing Defeat
    Story by Daisy Roberts Photos by Sarah Olender BOSTON – The Northeastern men’s basketball team is having a pretty lackluster start to the new year. Entering today’s game on a seven-game losing streak, including 0-6 in conference play, as of late, there haven’t been too many positives for the Huskies. And as much as it
  • Huskies Knocked Down by Blue Hens in Overtime
    Story by Peyton Doyle The Northeastern University Huskies entered their Monday night matchup against the Delaware Blue Hens with a menacing storm cloud looming overhead. The Huskies were on a six game losing streak, something they had not suffered since the 2015-16 season when they lost six conference games in a row.  Their Monday night
  • Huskies In a Downward Spiral, Drop to 0-5 in CAA Play
    By Justin Diament A season that began with great expectations for the Northeastern men’s basketball team has become nothing short of a nightmare. The Huskies, already sitting last in the conference at 0-4 in CAA play, returned to their home floor for their first conference game at Matthews Arena since 2020 and gave onlookers little
  • Please Help the Huskies: A CAA Catastrophe
    By Rae Deer There were high expectations set for the Northeastern men’s basketball team. After going 9-3 in conference play last year and being projected second in this season’s CAA preseason poll, they were regarded as one of the top teams to beat. This also meant that their start to conference play would be essential
  • Huskies Handed First Loss at Home by Wildcats
    Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Sarah Olender After starting undefeated in their first four home games, the Northeastern Huskies men’s basketball team (6-5) faced their first true juggernaut of the non-conference slate in Davidson College (7-2). The Wildcats came into this game shooting 42% from 3-point range, fourth best in the nation, and came
  • Huskies Take Down Minutemen
    Story by Adam Doucette Photos by Kayla Shiao It’s been a bit of an up and down season for the Huskies. They have relinquished first half leads and mounted a shocking comeback of their own. Tuesday’s 82-76 victory against the UMass Minutemen was an up and down game in itself and certainly not lacking for
  • Northeastern’s Second-Half Heroics Lead to Shocking Victory Over Colgate
    Story by Justin Diament Photo by Ethan Wayne Anything can happen in the second half of a Northeastern Huskies Men’s Basketball game. Northeastern, who had been victimized by three second half comebacks in the early going of the 2021-22 season, finally pulled off one of their own. Down 14 at the half and a staggering
  • Huskies Conquer Titans to Stay Undefeated at Home
    Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Kayla Shiao Following two brutal second half collapses in their previous two games against Harvard and Colorado State, the Northeastern University Men’s Basketball team (4-4) put their foot down and said no more. The Huskies were matched up with a titan of a scorer in Antoine Davis, but were
  • Huskies topple Terries in a historic battle of the Back Bay
    Story by Peyton Doyle Photos by Sarah Olender Game 149 in the all-time series between the Northeastern Huskies (1-2) and the Boston University Terriers (1-2) did not disappoint. The two schools entered tied 74-74 going into this matchup but it was the Huskies who finished on top in this battle of the Back Bay.  The
  • Huskies Stun Georgia State Panthers in First Half, Flounder in the Second
    By Sarah Olender For their second game of the season, ESPN gave Northeastern only a 17% chance of winning against Georgia State, but in the first half, you never would’ve been able to tell that the Huskies were the underdog.  The Huskies were in it for the first few minutes, they were making their shots,
  • Shorthanded Huskies Drop Season Opener In Hamilton
    By Justin Diament Hamiton, NY—It was a rough opening night for Northeastern. The new-look Huskies couldn’t get anything going on the offensive end of the floor, scoring a mere 25 points in the first half and eventually falling to the Colgate Raiders 65 to 58.  With two key contributors, transfers Joe Pridgen and Tyreek Scott-Grayson,
  • Meet To Randriasalma, the Lone Freshman of NU Men’s Basketball
    By Hugh McGuire Anyone who has sat down with To Randriasalama knows he is confident in this year’s team. Originally from Montreal, Quebec, the freshman guard stands at 6’3 and possesses a demeanor that is mature beyond his years. Although he is friendly, it is always apparent that he has his sights set on his
  • Men’s Basketball 2021-22 CAA Conference Preview
    By Matty Wasserman Dylan Painter is the star center of the CAA’s consensus preseason top team, the University of Delaware. However, nothing can be taken for granted in one of the country’s most competitive, experienced leagues that will test even its top teams on a nightly basis.  “There’s so much parity in this league,” Painter
  • Northeastern Men’s Basketball Schedule Highlights
    By Adam Doucette Nov. 9, 7 p.m. @ Colgate University: Season opener  2020-2021 Record: 14-2 (11-1), Patriot League Champs The Raiders lost their second game of last season to Army by two points and did not lose again until the NCAA tournament where they were beaten by the No. 3 seed University of Arkansas .
  • 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
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  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Top 10: How CAA Teams Fared in Non-Conference Play
    By Milton Posner With the CAA’s conference slate beginning today, WRBB examined the non-conference performances of all 10 CAA teams and ranked them from worst to best. The rankings are based on each team’s record and strength of schedule, with occasional deviations if a deep dive into a team’s schedule, margins of victory, or statistics
  • 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