Scores

Final

Drexel 52

(9-13, 5-5 CAA)

Northeastern 59

(14-8, 9-1 CAA)

6:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

Matthews Arena, Boston, Massachusetts

1 2 T
DREX 24 2852
NE 24 3559

Top Performers

Drexel: D. Ruffin 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast

Northeastern: J. Lee 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Northeastern 59, Drexel 52

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Jonathan Lee scored 17 points to go with five boards and four assists to help Northeastern pull away from Colonial Athletic Association foe Drexel 59-52 Saturday.

Joel Smith made 5 of 8 shots en route to 14 points for Northeastern, which has won nine of its last 10 games after starting the season 5-7.

Drexel (9-13, 5-5) cut a six-point deficit to one, 43-42, on a Derrick Thomas 3-pointer with 7 minutes left. But Northeastern answered with eight straight points to take a 51-42 lead with 3:16 showing.

The Huskies (14-8, 9-1), who hit 21 of 23 free throws, scores 12 of their last 16 points at the charity stripe.

Drexel, whose shortest starter is 6-foot-4, posted a 35-25 rebounding advantage but shot just 35.2 percent (19 of 54), compared to 42.5 percent (17 of 40) for Northeastern.

Dartaye Ruffin led Drexel with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DREX
NE
Points 52 59
FG Made-Attempted 19-54 (.352) 17-40 (.425)
3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 4-11 (.364)
FT Made-Attempted 8-13 (.615) 21-23 (.913)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 10

2012-13 Season

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Jan 8, 2013 NE 63, @DREX 58Recap
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