The Northeastern Huskies’ late-season revival continued in Baltimore, as Bill Coen’s bunch won for the sixth time in seven games. Seniors David Walker and Quincy Ford combined for 38 points, as Northeastern shot 61.9% (13-of-21) in the second half to down Towson by a final score of 71-60.
Reserves Jimmy Marshall and T.J. Williams paced the Huskies in the first half, as both had seven points at halftime. Walker and Ford took over after intermission, with the duo pouring in 30 points in aggregate after halftime.
Pat Skerry’s squad entered the game as a top 10 team in free-throw rate. The Tigers didn’t get to the foul line at all in the first half, and attempted just four free throws before the final minute of play. Northeastern came into the contest ranked 27th in defensive free-throw rate, and effectively took away Towson’s primary means of offense.
William Adala Moto posted an 18-12 double-double, but did not get to the foul line for the first time all season. Sophomore Mike Morsell finished with 16 points, and hit a number of threes to keep Towson close in the second half.
Bill Coen credited the use of smaller lineups against a Towson team that frequently plays lineups featuring five players that are 6’5″ or taller. This helped the Huskies space the floor, and hit 8-of-17 from three on the evening.
Walker and Zach Stahl will play in their fourth CAA Semifinal game in as many seasons.