Like Delaware in the first CAA quarterfinal, it took Northeastern a little while to get things started against Drexel, but the Huskies were able to come away with the 90-81 win over Drexel. Junior, Scott Eatherton was as good as advertised as he put up an impressive double-double with 23 points and 15 rebounds; he had 11 and 11 at halftime.
Eatherton did it all during his 19th double-double of the season, hitting a three ball early and drawing several fouls throughout the game. Huskies coach Bill Coen also got big games out of David Walker and Zach Stahl who scored 18 and 19 respectively. Northeastern shot the ball well throughout the game finishing at 52 percent from the floor and 73 percent from the free throw line, they shot 44 free throws. After the game Coen said, “We had to be prepared for the physicality (of a Bruiser Flint team).”
For Drexel, Chris Fouch may have put on the best performance of the tournament so far as he finished with 30 points on 11-20 shooting, 26 of them in the second half. For Drexel, foul trouble was an issue down the stretch as they had 33 player fouls and four players foul out.
Northeastern will play Delaware in the first semi-final game tomorrow at 2:30. Coen says, “Delaware is the most talented team in the league and they can beat you in so many ways,” adding “this is the gateway to the NCAA and it should be an outstanding matchup.”