Down one with 52 seconds to go, Morgan made a pair of free throws to give Cal Poly its first lead of the game. Northeastern missed on consecutive possessions and the Mustangs held on. The last-minute free throws were Morgan's only points of the game.
Eatherton scored 11 in the first half to help put Northeastern up 14 at the midway mark. The Mustangs pulled back within three after eight points from Bennett as part of a 15-4 run to begin the second half.