NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Second-seeded Northeastern used a big run early in the second half to take control and the Huskies went on to defeat seventh-seeded Delaware, 74-50, in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Quarterfinals Sunday night at the North Charleston Coliseum.

The Huskies, who won their eighth consecutive game while improving to 22-9, advance to Monday’s semifinals against either Hofstra or UNCW. Delaware, which was coming off an 86-79 victory over Elon in Saturday’s first round, ends its season with a 14-19 record.

Maxime Boursiquot tied his career-high with 17 points to lead Northeastern, while Vasa Pusica added 15 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. The Huskies shot 51.9 percent from the field, dished out 18 assists, and held a 39-24 rebounding advantage.

Ryan Daly led Delaware with 23 points and eight rebounds, and ends his sophomore season with exactly 1,000 points. Eric Carter (left) added 10 points on the night, but no other Blue Hen had more than five. Delaware shot just 36.0 percent from the floor, including a 1 of 14 performance from behind the arc.

Northeastern jumped out to a 21-14 lead nine minutes into the game, but Delaware scored nine of the next 11 points to pull even at 23-23 on an Anthony Mosley (below) layup at the 5:27 mark. However the Huskies scored the next four points and eventually took a 33-28 lead into the break.

Delaware then went scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half and Northeastern took advantage, scoring the first six points of the period to take a 39-28 advantage. Carter ended the drought with a jump hook but the Huskies then scored 10 of the next 11 points to increase the margin to 49-31 with 12:40 on the clock.

The Blue Hens got within 13 points at 49-36 a minute later, but the Huskies scored the next five points and led comfortably the rest of the way.

HEAD COACH MARTIN INGELSBY
“Northeastern is a really good team, and their defense really bothered us tonight. They wore us down with their size and length in the second half. I felt good about only being down five at the half, but we couldn’t get anything going in the second half. It was a pleasure coaching (seniors) Skye Johnson and Anthony Mosley. We faced some adversity this year and I’m proud of how our guys handled it.”

“I love the direction the program is heading and the guys we have coming back. We’ll use this experience as motivation moving forward. We’re building for the future, and will get back to work when we return to campus.”

HEN SCRATCHINGS
• Daly reached double figures for the 26th consecutive game and posted his 10th 20-point effort of the year
• Daly is the 34th player in UD history to reach 1,000 points, and just the third to do it in his first two seasons
Ryan Allen was held without a three-pointer for the first time in his career, and ends the year tied for the UD single season three-pointers record with 86, along with John Gordon in 1998-99
• Mosley finished with 991 career points
• Delaware’s 50 points are the lowest since also scoring 50 at James Madison on Feb. 20, 2016
• Northeastern has won seven of the last eight meetings between the schools

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