UNC Wilmington vs Northeastern Wrap - Northeastern Wins 68-64
|UNC Wilmington vs Northeastern Wrap - Northeastern Wins 68-64|
Northeastern got 23 points from Joel Smith as they ran past UNC Wilmington 68-64 on Saturday at Matthews Arena.
Northeastern won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 10-point spread.
Demetrius Pollard had 17 points for Northeastern and Jonathan Lee chipped in with 10 points. Jonathan Lee had 5 assists for them, while Reggie Spencer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 6 boards.
UNC Wilmington got 20 points from Tanner Milson in a losing cause and another 13 points from Keith Rendleman. Craig Ponder contributed 5 assists for them, while Keith Rendleman had 14 rebounds.
Northeastern led at halftime, 34-32.
UNC Wilmington had a 34-24 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.