Scores

Final

Northeastern 71

(4-8, 0-2 CAA)

Towson 77

(5-7, 1-1 CAA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 2, 2008

    Towson Center, Towson, Maryland

    1 2 T
    NE 33 3871
    TOWS 39 3877

    Top Performers

    Northeastern: M. Adako 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Towson: J. Hairston 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Towson 77, Northeastern 71

    Associated Press

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Junior Hairston scored a career-high 25 points, Jonathan Pease added a season-high 20 points and Towson snapped a two-game losing streak with a 77-71 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday night.

    Reserve Josh Thornton contributed 13 points for the Tigers (5-7, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), who had dropped five of six games. Hairston grabbed eight rebounds for Towson, which held a 39-27 edge in that category.

    Manny Adako had a career-best 28 points for the Huskies (4-8, 1-1), who lost their third straight. Nkem Ojougboh added 15 points and Eugene Spates 13 for Northeastern, which fell to 3-7 on the road.

    Matt Janning, who entered the game averaging a team-high 17.3 points per game for the Huskies, was limited to six points on 3-for-12 shooting.

    After Ojougboh's right-side bank shot pulled Northeastern within 41-35 with 18:30 left in the game, Thornton ignited a 12-0 run that put Towson ahead, 53-237. Thornton had 10 points during the uprising, and ended it by converting consecutive 3-pointers.

    The Huskies got as close as 70-66 on Spates' 3 out of the left corner with 2:16 left, but the Tigers controlled the clock the rest of the way and were 7-for-8 from the free throw line down the stretch.

    Pease knocked down three early 3-pointers and scored 13 first-half points. Towson used a 9-0 run capped by Hairston's steal and slam for a 24-10 lead with 11:09 remaining in the first half.

    But Adako responded with nine straight points for the Huskies, part of 16-8 burst that closed the opening 20 minutes and cut the deficit to 39-33 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NE
    TOWS
    Points 71 77
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 27-54 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 10-25 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 13-18 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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