Northeastern, the preseason favorite in the Colonial Athletic Association, trailed 36-27 at halftime. The Huskies caught and passed the Terriers on Ford's 3-pointer with 8:04 remaining. The lead went back and forth before Eatherton's basket and another 3-pointer from Ford gave Northeastern the lead for good at 65-60 with 2:11 left. Another basket from Eatherton and two free throws from Ford helped hold off the Terriers.
Except for Northeastern's opening basket, the Terriers led the entire first half, scoring the final six points for a nine-point lead at intermission.