HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Joel Smith scored 19 points, Quincy Ford scored four of his 15 points and had a crucial block in the last 11 seconds and Colonial Athletic Association leader Northeastern rallied past Hofstra 62-57 Wednesday night.
The Huskies (15-8, 10-1), who also beat the Pride 65-60 on Jan. 16, trailed 44-38 with 7:26 left when they launched a 15-3 spurt. Smith made three of his four 3-pointers in the spree, capping it with a layup with 3:30 to go for a 53-47 lead.
After Hofstra (5-18, 2-8) closed to 58-57, Ford hit two free throws with 11 seconds left, blocked Taran Buie's 3-pointer with 2 seconds showing, then hit two more foul shots a second later.
Northeastern, which lost the battle of the boards 40-28, has won 10 of its last 11 games.
Stephen Nwaukoni had 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Pride, who have lost seven straight.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.