Rhode Island 79, Northeastern 76
Keith Cothran scored 19 points and hit two free throws with 11
seconds left to help Rhode Island hold off Northeastern 79-76 on
The Rams (7-1), who won their third straight game, went 8-for-8
from the free throw line in the final 55 seconds.
The Huskies (2-5) led briefly in the second half at 41-40, then
trailed by as many as seven. They pulled within 66-64 with 3:36
left after five straight points by Matt Janning. Rhode Island then
had its own 5-0 run.
Northeastern cut it to 77-76 with 13 seconds left on two Joel
Smith free throws. After Cothran’s final two foul shots, the
Huskies’ Chaisson Allen missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Cothran, who was 10-for-11 from the floor Tuesday night in
defeating Quinnipiac, was 7-for-10 against Northeastern.
Janning scored 21 points and Allen added 20 for the Huskies, who
outrebounded Rhode Island 32-30.