The Huskies Insider listened in on a Huntington News interview with the men's basketball team's three captains (Manny Adako, Baptiste Bataille and Matt Janning), and the consensus of the three was that the key to NU's success this season is defense. Last season, that was certainly true as the Huskies were 11-0 when holding opponents under 40 percent shooting.
The Huskies will be having an intrasquad, red vs. black scrimmage Thursday night at Solomon Court at 7 p.m. It will be an opportunity to take a sneak peek at the team that will open its season at Siena next Tuesday.
Northeastern University is an integral part of the New England sports community, fielding 18 varsity teams in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I sports as well as other teams and individuals in national and international arenas. The university's teams, nicknamed the Huskies, are also some of the region's most successful.
Northeastern is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association, which gives our athletes broad national visibility. Membership in this conference stretches from Boston to Atlanta, and the participating universities share a reputation for academic and athletic excellence. 14 of Northeastern's 18 varsity sports compete in the CAA. The men's and women's hockey teams compete in Hockey East, the nation's premier league, while the men's and women's rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. The Hockey East Association is consistently labeled the strongest men's hockey conference in the nation from top to bottom.