Jan 4, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
Northeastern made it a 4-0 week for road teams in CAA play when it rallied past George Mason, 84-74, on Thursday. It was the Patriots’ first home CAA loss since Feb. 27, 2010 – when they also fell to NU – and ended an 18-game winning streak vs. league foes at the Patriot Center.
The Huskies trailed by seven at the break, but scored 54 second-half points on 64.3% FG shooting, including 6-of-9 from three-point range. The 54-point performance was the third-best ever by NU in a half against a CAA opponent.
NU senior guard Jonathan Lee tallied a team-high 20 points at Mason and is averaging 16.3 ppg in his four games since returning from a preseason foot injury. Forward Quincy Ford added 18 points, which was his fourth straight game in double digits.
Freshman Zach Stahl poured in all of his career-high 15 points in the second half to lead the rally at Mason. He was 5-of-8 from the floor, including 2-of-2 from 3-point range. Fellow rookie David Walker dished out a career-high six assists.
Mason got a team-high 19 points from junior Sherrod Wright, who fell just a point shy of reaching the 20-point mark for the fifth straight game. Wright leads the CAA in 3-point FG percentage and is among the league’s top five in scoring and FG percentage.
Junior Vertrail Vaughns came off the bench to score a season-high 13 points. Sophomore point guard Corey Edwards scored eight points, handed out a career-high seven assists and didn’t commit a turnover.
Five conference games on the schedule for Saturday. Delaware opens CAA play at Old Dominion in a Noon game televised by Comcast SportsNet (Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia and New England) and CSS. UNCW travels to Northeastern in a 1 p.m. tip.
William & Mary entertains George Mason in a 2 p.m. contest televised by Comcast SportsNet (Mid-Atlantic, Philadelphia and New England) and CSS. Also at 2 p.m., Georgia State hosts James Madison.
In a matchup of unbeaten CAA squads, Towson visits Drexel at 4 p.m. The Dragons have won 17 consecutive CAA regular-season games and can tie the league record set by George Mason a year ago with a victory. The Tigers have captured their last two road contests.
Hofstra is the only CAA team with Saturday off. The Pride hosts Georgia State on Monday to start CAA play.
About CAA Hoop Scoop
#CAAHoops On YouTube
@CAABasketball on Twitter
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 Elon at Delaware
- CAA Announces MBB Conference Schedule
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 William & Mary at James Madison
- JMU Announces Non-Conference Slate
- Towson Unveils Non-Conference Schedule
- Delaware Releases Non-Conference MBB Slate
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 Drexel at Towson
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 Elon at James Madison
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 Charleston vs UNCW
- #CAAHoopsUnder25 Drexel at Hofstra