Scores

Final

Northeastern 80

(16-10, 11-6 CAA)

Delaware 66

(8-19, 4-13 CAA)

7:30 PM ET, February 23, 2006

Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena, Newark, Delaware

1 2 T
NE 37 4380
DEL 35 3166

Top Performers

Northeastern: J. Barea 26 Pts, 7 Reb, 10 Ast, 1 Stl

Delaware: H. Nana 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Northeastern 80, Delaware 66

NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- Jose Juan Barea had 26 points and 10 assists to lead Northeastern past Delaware 80-66 on Thursday night.

Shawn James added 15 points, eight rebounds and 10 blocks for the Huskies (16-10, 11-6 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their third straight and prevailed at Delaware for the first time in their past 10 tries.

Bennet Davis added 21 points on 8-for-9 shooting for Northeastern.

Harding Nana had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Blue Hens (8-19, 4-13 CAA), who will finish the season with a losing record at home for the first time since 1986. Rulon Washington added 15 points.

Northeastern led 37-35 at halftime, and the Huskies pulled away with a 17-7 run over the first five minutes of the second half.

Delaware never got closer than 11 points after that, and Northeastern led by as many as 21. Davis hit two free throws to make it 71-50 with 8:16 remaining.

The Blue Hens got off to a hot start, hitting three 3-pointers in the first five minutes to take a 15-6 lead with 14:13 left in the first half. Northeastern tied it at 33 on a layup by Janon Cole with 2:10 remaining, and Delaware never regained the lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NE
DEL
Points 80 66
FG Made-Attempted 32-63 (.508) 25-65 (.385)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 9-22 (.409)
FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 7-8 (.875)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 18 8

2005-06 Season

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Jan 12, 2006 @NE 73, DEL 71Recap
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