Scores

Final

UC Riverside 52

(1-4, 0-2 away)

Northeastern 61

(3-1, 1-1 home)

    11:30 PM ET, November 21, 2012

    Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, Alaska

    1 2 T
    UCRV 20 3252
    NE 38 2361

    Top Performers

    UC Riverside: J. Fox 14 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    Northeastern: Q. Ford 14 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Northeastern 61, UC Riverside 52

    Associated Press

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Quincy Ford scored 14 points and Joel Smith added 11 to lead Northeastern to a 61-52 win against UC Riverside in the opening game of the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday night.

    Marco Banegas-Flores had nine points for the Huskies (3-1).

    Josh Fox scored 14 points for the Highlanders (1-4).

    Northeastern plays the winner of Wednesday's later game between Belmont and Alaska-Anchorage in the semifinals on Friday, while UC Riverside plays the loser in a consolation semi.

    The Huskies took control early with a 12-0 run in a 4:29 stretch of the first half that gave them a double-digit lead they maintained for much of the rest of the way. UC Riverside got within 57-52 on Chris Harriel's 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining, but Northeastern protected the lead at the free-throw line.

    This is Northeastern's second appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout. In 1986, the Reggie Lewis-led Huskies shocked No. 2-ranked and defending national champion Louisville en route to the championship game, where they lost to 10th-ranked Iowa.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UCRV
    NE
    Points 52 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-51 (.431) 17-41 (.415)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 3-4 (.750) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 8 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 21

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