Northeastern vs Old Dominion Final: 79-74 - Recap
Old Dominion was scorched by Joel Smith for 27 points as Northeastern defeated them 79-74 in NCAA action on Saturday.
Northeastern won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2-point spread as favorites.
Jonathan Lee had 19 points for Northeastern and Quincy Ford chipped in with 13 points. David Walker had 4 assists for them, while Reggie Spencer was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
Old Dominion got 25 points from Dimitri Batten in a losing cause and another 15 points from DeShawn Painter. Aaron Bacote contributed 5 assists for them, while DeShawn Painter had 16 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Northeastern were victorious, as the score was 28-25 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Old Dominion as they grabbed 48 boards, while Northeastern only had 35.