Scores

Final

James Madison 68

(5-1, 1-0 CAA)

Northeastern 65

(2-4, 0-1 CAA)

    1:00 PM ET, December 1, 2007

    Matthews Arena, Boston, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    JMU 32 3668
    NE 36 2965

    Top Performers

    James Madison: P. Curtis 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Blk

    Northeastern: C. Alvarez 12 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    James Madison 68, Northeastern 65

    Associated Press

    BOSTON (AP) -- Pierre Curtis scored a game-high 19 points, including two critical baskets down the stretch, as James Madison erased a 15-point first-half deficit for a 68-65 win over host Northeastern on Saturday.

    With the Dukes (5-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) clinging to a 1-point lead, Curtis hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:18 left to make it 62-58.

    After Northeastern (2-4, 0-1) made two free throws, Curtis responded with a jumper in the lane for a 64-60 lead.

    Terrance Carter added four free throws in the final 25 seconds as James Madison held on.

    Curtis also had nine rebounds and five assists, while Carter finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.

    The Huskies were led by Chris Alvarez and Matt Smith with 12 points each.

    Northeastern led by as many as 15 in the first half, but the Dukes cut that to 36-32 at halftime.

    James Madison took control early in the second half and pulled ahead by as many as nine, 57-48, with 7:45 left. Northeastern responded with a 9-0 run and tied it on Manny Adako's 3-point play with 5:13 left, but never reclaimed the lead.

    Both teams went scoreless for more than three minutes with the game tied at 57, before Heiden Ratner made a layup with 2:04 remaining to give the Dukes the lead for good.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JMU
    NE
    Points 68 65
    FG Made-Attempted 27-74 (.365) 23-51 (.451)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-16 (.375) 5-13 (.385)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 14-26 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 14

    2007-08 Season

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