San Juan, PR (SportsNetwork.com) - Reggie Spencer had 18 points and nine
rebounds as the Northeastern Huskies used a big second half to beat the
Georgetown Hoyas, 63-56, in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
Scott Eatherton added 12 points and 10 boards for the Huskies (2-2), who
outscored Georgetown by a 38-20 margin in the second half. David Walker
tallied 12 points.
Northeastern will face Charlotte in Friday's semifinals. The 49ers beat Kansas
State earlier Thursday.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera ended with 14 points for the Hoyas (1-2), who went 3-
of-16 from beyond the arc.
Georgetown started the game on a 9-0 run and led throughout the first half,
taking a 36-25 lead into the locker room.
Trailing 40-26 early in the second half, the Huskies went on a 14-0 run to tie
The game remained close until Northeastern pulled away in the final two
minutes. With the score deadlocked at 56, Walker made two free throws to spark
a 7-0 spurt.
T.J. Williams then stole the ball from Nate Lubick and put in a layup for a
60-56 margin with 1:09 remaining. Spencer added a free throw and slam to
account for the final margin.
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