Mass. College Hoops: Northeastern Falls In CAA Championship

Jonathan Lee, who netted his team-best 14 points, all in the second half, couldn't help the Huskies rally past James Madison in the CAA tournament championship! (Photo Credit: MassLive.com)
Jonathan Lee, who netted his team-best 14 points, couldn’t help the Huskies rally past James Madison in the CAA tournament championship! (Photo Credit: MassLive.com)

By Matt Noonan 

The Northeastern University men’s basketball season came to a halt Monday evening as the Huskies fell to James Madison, 70-57 in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) championship.

The win provided the Dukes with their first conference tournament crown, as well as their first trip to the NCAA tournament since 1994.

James Madison jumped out to 22-6 advantage that ballooned into a 40-18 halftime lad. Northeastern stormed back and trailed the visitors, 51-43 with 8:23 remaining before James Madison answered with a 10-3 run that sealed the victory.

A.J. Davis (James Madison) led all players with 26 points, while Northeastern received 14 points from Jonathan Lee.

David Walker and Marco Banegas-Flores tallied 10 points, respectively, while Derrico Peck recorded eight points, four rebounds, one block and one steal.

Northeastern concludes their season with a 20-12 mark and CAA regular season title. The Huskies won 14 of their 18 conference contests and will await Sunday’s announcement regarding the March Madness pairings.

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