UMass 72, Northeastern 66

Jesse Morgan and Chaz Williams each scored 18 points and gave

Massachusetts a huge advantage in 3-point shooting for a 72-66 win

over Northeastern Tuesday night.

The Minutemen (4-3), who led 30-29 at halftime, went on a 7-0

run to open the second half. But Northeastern (4-4) got back in it

with four Huskies scoring in double figures. Reggie Spencer

finished with 15 points, Quincy Ford scored 14, Demetrius Pollard

chipped in 12 and Joel Smith totaled 10.

Northeastern was undone by its 3-point shooting, though, making

11.1 percent (3 of 27) of their treys. The Huskies were 2 for 11 in

the first half, 1 of 16 in the second. Ford finished 2 for 8 and

Pollard 1 for 7. Smith missed all six of his 3-point tries and

David Walker was 0 for 4.

Morgan, meanwhile, hit 4 of 7 treys for UMass. Williams was 2

for 3.