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Northeastern 89, Towson 67

BOSTON (AP) -- Jose Juan Barea scored 27 points and had 11
assists and Bobby Kelly added 18 points as Northeastern beat Towson
89-67 for its best beginning to a season in more than two decades.

Northeastern (6-1, 2-0 Colonial) led by as many as 26 and forced
20 turnovers to start the season 6-1 for the first time since
1981-82 when current Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was in charge.

Janon Cole had 14 points and Shawn James had 11 points and eight
blocks as the Huskies outscored the Tigers in the paint, 36-26.

Dennard Abraham had 16 points while Tim Crossin and Lawrence
Hamm had 15 each for Towson (3-3, 1-1), which lost its 13th
consecutive road game and 28th consecutive conference road game.

Northeastern jumped to a 13-0 lead as Kelly scored eight points
and Barea added five points and three assists.

Towson came within 13-7 four minutes into the game, but never
got closer.

The Huskies led 47-32 at halftime and shot 53 percent for the
game, while limiting the Tigers to 39 percent.