Scores

Final

Northeastern 82

(5-6, 2-0 away)

Cent Conn St 63

(4-5, 1-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, December 21, 2012

William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut

1 2 T
NE 35 4782
CCSU 30 3363

Top Performers

Northeastern: J. Smith 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Central Connecticut State: M. Hunter 22 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Northeastern 82, CCSU 63

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Joel Smith scored 27 points as Northeastern snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Central Connecticut State 82-63 in a nonconference game Friday night.

Smith started an 11-0 second-half run with a three-point play and also sank a 3-pointer as the Huskies (5-6) widened a 41-36 lead to 52-36 with 12:32 remaining. Smith now has 1,025 career points.

His backcourt partner, Jonathan Lee, added 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in his second game back after missing Northeastern's first nine games with a preseason foot injury.

The Blue Devils (4-5) came in as the nation's top free-throw shooting team at 83.3 percent but went just 5-for-9 from the line. Northeastern made 25 of 34 as CCSU starters Adonis Burbage and Malcolm McMillan fouled out.

Matt Hunter, who scored 40 points in CCSU's 100-69 loss to then-No. 1 Indiana on Dec. 8, led the Blue Devils with 22 against Northeastern.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
CCSU
Points 82 63
FG Made-Attempted 26-51 (.510) 25-64 (.391)
3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 8-27 (.296)
FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 5-9 (.556)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
Largest Lead 19 0

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