BOSTON(AP) -- Jose Juan Barea scored 29 points and had 10 assists
Saturday to lead Northeastern to its 1,000th win in school history
in an 89-73 victory over Hofstra.
Aaron Davis added 21 points for the Huskies, who won their third
game in four tries and snapped a seven-game losing streak against
Northeastern (10-7, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed
42-34 at halftime, but outscored Hofstra 55-31 in the second half.
The Huskies opened the second half on a 9-0 run and took their
first lead since early in the game after a pair of Bobby Kelly free
throws made it 43-42 with 17:53 remaining.
A Loren Stokes 3-pointer tied it at 49, and then Northeastern
went on a 12-2 run, taking a 61-51 lead on a Davis 3-pointer.
The Pride battled back. Stokes, who scored a game-high 32
points, hit a tough layup to make it 68-63 with 6:41 remaining.
Northeastern answered with 10 straight points to blow the game
Aurimas Kieza added 15 points and 13 rebounds for Hofstra (12-4,
5-3). The Pride shot just 36 percent in the second half.
Northeastern shot 63 percent in the second.
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