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Sun, 03/07/2010 - 7:47pm  

Northeastern bows out in CAA semis

Northeastern rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to take a late lead but could not finish off William & Mary, losing 47-45 in the semifinals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in Richmond, Va. The third-seeded Tribe advance to play top-seeded Old Dominion in Monday night's final.

 

David Schneider hit a 3-pointer with 35 seconds left to put William & Mary (22-9) up by two points. It was Schneider's only basket in nine attempts. Northeastern (20-12) missed six consecutive shots in the final 30 seconds that would have given the Huskies a tie or the lead, including two in-close shots by Nkem Ojougboh in the final two seconds.

 

Northeastern trailed 31-17 at the half but opened the second half with a 9-0 run. William & Mary took more than six minutes to score its first point of the period, a free throw that made the score 32-26 with 13:56 remaining. The Huskies tied the game at 37 shortly after the midpoint of the period and finally grabbed the lead with 3:03 remaining, when Matt Janning hit two free throws for a 43-42 advantage.

 

With 1:30 left, William Mary's Marcus Kitts tipped in a rebound for a 44-43 lead. Thirty seconds later, Manny Adako hit a turnaround jumper to put NU back on top by a point, setting up Schneider's heroics.

 

Adako led the way for NU with 14 points and seven rebounds. Janning scored 12 points and had four steals.




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