Northeastern Huskies Getting By With Underclassmen, Buzzer Beaters
On opening night, the Northeastern Huskies came from behind and beat the visiting Boston University Terriers on a buzzer beater by Demetrius Pollard. On Tuesday night, while playing on the road at Princeton, the Huskies found themselves in a similar situation.
At one point in the second half, Northeastern was down 18 points to their Ivy League opponent. But, behind standout sophomore Quincy Ford’s career high 27 points and some more late-game heroics, the red and black were able to secure another close victory at the buzzer.
This time, the buzzer beater came from big man Reggie Spencer, when he hit a layup as time expired. The layup came after a beautiful driving dish from freshman Zach Stahl.
So, two games into the season, the Huskies have two buzzer-beating victories under their belts and have received plenty of strong efforts from their young guns. With senior captain and leading scorer Jonathan Lee temporarily sidelined with a foot injury, these contributions are exactly what head coach Bill Coen needs from his guys.
Along with Ford and Spencer, another sophomore, Marco Banegas-Flores has also been contributing a lot to this Huskies squad. This season, the 6-1 guard is giving the club 6 points and 2 rebounds a game.
Adding all of this young talent’s success to the ever-constant scoring of senior guard Joel Smith and the Huskies have a winning combination for the time being.
Next, the Huskies will play host to the Vermont Catamounts, who might not want anything to do with a stingy CAA team that doesn’t like to quit.
Jake Fischer is the CAA Correspondent for Rant Sports-NCAA Basketball. Make sure to follow Jake on Twitter @fischsportsline.