Northeastern beats UNC Wilmington in OT, 81-77
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Shawn Occeus scored 15 points including four in overtime that put Northeastern in the lead for good in an 81-77 win over UNC Wilmington Saturday night.
The Huskies (11-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed by two in the overtime period when Occeus made a layup and two foul shots to put his team on top for good, 76-74, with 1:28 remaining.
Northeastern never trailed in regulation after the game’s first three minutes and led 68-65 with a second to play when Devon Begley fouled UNC Wilmington’s Ty Taylor who went to the line and made all three of his free throws to tie the game 68-68 and send it into overtime.
Tomas Murphy scored a career-best 17 points off the bench for the Huskies. Vasa Pusica had 12 points, six rebounds and five assists and Maxime Boursiquot had 11 points.
Jaylen Fornes scored 24 points with eight rebounds for the Seahawks (5-13, 2-4) who have lost three of the last five.