Bugatchi & Cartera

GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Charleston 87, Northeastern 61

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON - Ben Burnham scored 15 points and Ryan Larson and Pat Robinson III had 12 apiece to lead No. 18 Charleston to its 20th win in a row, an 87-61 victory over Northeastern.

The Cougars (21-1, 9-0 Colonial Athletic Association) scored 12 straight points in the first half to pull away and extend the longest active winning streak in the nation. They have not lost since the second game of the season, to then-No. 1 North Carolina on Nov. 11, climbing to their highest ranking in The Associated Press Top 25 since 1999.

Chris Doherty had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Jared Turner also scored 11 for Northeastern (8-11, 4-4 CAA). The Huskies haven't beat a Top 25 team since 2015.

Charleston opened an early 10-point lead before Northeastern cut it to 21-18 on Doherty's layup with about eight minutes left in in the first half. It was 24-21 when the Cougars ran off the next 12 points - getting three baskets inside by Robinson before back-to-back 3-pointers from Burnham and Raekwon Horton.

It was 48-32 when Charleston ran off 11 of the next 13 points to make it a 25-point game. The Cougars led by as many as 33 points, 87-54.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Cougars are the only ranked CAA team and have a chance to pile up wins in the conference as they eye the postseason.

BIG PICTURE

The game was just the third time Northeastern has hosted an AP Top 25 team at Matthews Arena, which was built in 1910 and was the original home of the Boston Bruins and New England Whalers. Top-ranked Michigan State visited in 2015 and No. 20 Duke played here in 1995.

January 21, 2023


Charleston
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Brzovic F 14 3-7 0-0 1-2 2-6 1 0 0 1 2 7
R. Larson G 25 5-8 0-0 2-5 1-4 4 0 3 2 1 12
J. Scott G 25 3-4 3-6 0-0 3-6 1 1 1 2 1 9
R. Smith G 22 3-10 0-0 2-7 0-2 1 0 2 1 0 8
D. Bolon G 19 2-6 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 3 3 4
R. Horton   23 3-8 0-1 1-2 3-4 3 0 3 0 0 7
P. Robinson III   21 6-13 2-2 0-0 2-6 2 0 1 0 0 14
B. Burnham   19 5-8 2-3 3-5 0-2 2 1 0 2 1 15
B. Faye   17 3-5 3-4 0-2 2-8 0 0 0 2 0 9
C. Lampten   9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 1 1 2
A. Comer   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Miller   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Ritter   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   197 34-72
(.472)
10-16
(.625)
9-25
(.360)
15-46 14 3 11 14 9 87


Northeastern
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Doherty F 22 5-8 1-2 0-0 6-13 1 1 0 3 3 11
C. Stucke F 18 2-5 0-0 2-5 0-1 0 0 0 3 0 6
J. Telfort G 25 3-12 2-2 0-6 1-1 3 1 0 0 1 8
J. Pridgen G 20 2-8 0-0 2-4 0-2 2 0 1 3 2 6
G. McClintock G 12 0-5 0-0 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 2 0 0
M. Troutman   25 3-9 0-0 0-1 1-4 0 0 0 2 3 6
R. King   18 4-7 0-0 1-1 0-1 2 0 1 1 2 9
H. Woods   15 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-3 1 2 2 1 0 2
J. Turner   14 4-7 0-0 3-6 0-3 0 0 2 1 1 11
C. Cormier   10 0-3 0-0 0-2 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. Metcalf   8 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 2 0 0 1 0
A. Nwagha   8 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2
T. Randriasalama   5 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 25-70
(.357)
3-4
(.750)
8-28
(.286)
13-38 14 6 6 17 13 61
Officials: , Mike McCloskey, Tyler Sandmann




Shoe Palace
D1SportsNet