On Saturday, Northeastern extended their winning streak to six with a 74-70 victory on the road at Delaware. We knew going into the season that the Colonial Athletic Association would not be as competitive as it has been in recent years, which gives other teams the opportunity to step up and make their case atop the league.
Northeastern has seemingly emerged as the most consistent threat through the front portion of league play and with still plenty of conference basketball to go, the Huskies will now look to continue their hot start.
Aside from Northeastern, only Towson, who has had a tremendous start to CAA play themselves under the guidance of head coach Pat Skerry, has mustered more than three league wins entering Saturday. The more room that the Huskies can get between them and their conference rivals here in the beginning of league play, the better.
The key to Northeastern’s success has been a strong balance between winning at home and on the road. The Huskies were victorious at Delaware on Saturday and have already secured road wins at Towson, George Mason and Drexel in addition. The overall play for NEU has been spectacular to start, but it’s their focus and continued improvement that could benefit them come March.
The CAA is appearing to be a one-bid league this season, so this hot start for the Huskies may still have to be related into a conference tournament run later in the season.
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