Devon Begley and David Walker hit back-to-back 3-pointers as part of an 8-0 run that allowed Northeastern to take a 33-30 lead into halftime.
Northeastern shot 52% (13-of-25) in the first half, but UNCW hung tough by pairing defensive turnovers with timely three-point shooting from Freddie Jackson and Dylan Sherwood. UNCW shot 31.6% on two-point attempts, as Addison Spruill’s mid-range game wasn’t quite there.
Scott Eatherton began to assert himself as the game wore on, and posted a game-high 11 points in the first half. Northeastern held a 14-point advantage for points in the paint. UNCW hasn’t had much success getting good drives toward the hoop.
We’re about an hour from finding out who will battle William & Mary for a chance to dance.