Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Western Michigan 75, Northeastern 60

The Huskies never recovered from the barrage of three-pointers Western Michigan rained down on them in the first half. Chaisson Allen valiantly scored 11 second-half points to try to bring NU back, but the team ultimately fell to Western Michigan 75-60.

NU has had some major difficulty with perimeter defense. The team has now given up 30 three-pointers over its last three games, including 10 against the Broncos.

On a positive side, the Huskies' three-point shooting did much better today, making nine, including four by Allen. Also bright spots included Mathiang Muo, who played a career-high 26 minutes and had a pair of three-pointers, and Brian McDonald, who played a career-high 12 minutes and produced a three-pointer and five rebounds.

Northeastern will have the day off on Thursday and hopes to win its final game in Hawaii. The Huskies will play either SMU or Charleston Friday morning at 9 a.m., Hawaiian, 2 p.m., Eastern.

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