Scores

Final

VCU 74

(15-6, 9-4 CAA)

Northeastern 79

(13-8, 9-4 CAA)

    1:00 PM ET, February 4, 2006

    Cabot Center/Solomon Court, Boston, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    VCU 30 4474
    NE 37 4279

    Top Performers

    Virginia Commonwealth: N. George 28 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast

    Northeastern: S. James 26 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 10 Blk

    Northeastern 79, VA Commonwealth 74

    BOSTON (AP) -- Shawn James scored a career-high 26 points and added 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots as Northeastern held off Virginia Commonwealth 79-74 on Saturday.

    Northeastern (13-8, 9-4 Colonial) led by as many as 13 in the second half, but VCU pulled within five, 76-71, on Alexander Harper's 3-pointer with 27.9 seconds left.

    But Jose Juan Barea hit a free throw and Bobby Kelly scored on a layup to put the game out of reach. B.A. Walker hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to account for the final score.

    James was 10-of-13 from the floor and his effort was the third triple-double of his career.

    Barea had 22 points and nine assists.

    The Rams (15-6, 9-4) were by Nick George with 28 points and 13 rebounds, and Walker with 15 points.

    VCU led early, but Kelly tied the score at 13-13 with a jumper with 14:44 left in the first half. Barea hit a 3-pointer with 14:22 left to give Northeastern the lead for good.

    Barea also hit a driving layup in the final seconds of the half to give Northeastern a 37-30 halftime lead.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VCU
    NE
    Points 74 79
    FG Made-Attempted 28-78 (.359) 29-56 (.518)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-27 (.370) 3-16 (.188)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 18-23 (.783)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 12

    2005-06 Season

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