Northeastern Defeats ODU, 67-60

February 06, 2008
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Feb. 6, 2008

Box Score

BOSTON, MA-- Matt Janning scored 20 points to lead the Huskies of Northeastern to a 67-60 decision over ODU. Senior Abdi Lidonde led the Monarchs with 16 points and freshman Ben Finney added 12.

ODU shot .500 (15-30) from the floor in the first half, while Northeastern was 14-25 (.560). In the second half, ODU shot .265(9-34) from the floor, and NU was .238(5-21). ODU was 3-9 from the free throw line in the second half, while the Huskies went to the line 22 times, hitting 20.

ODU tied the game at 50 with 8:22 left on a trey by Brian Henderson. Matt janning then hit two free throws at the 8:10 mark to put NU up for good at 52-50. Northeastern proceeded to knock down nine free throws in the last three minutes to seal the game. Chaisson hit four free throws during that stretch.

Lidonde was 6-for-10 from the field, 4-for-7 from three on the night for the Monarchs. Gerald Lee and Jonathan Adams led ODU with six rebounds each, while Brandon Johnson dished out five assists and came up with three steals. Darius also came up with three steals for ODU. NU had 13 turnovers, while ODU committed only six.

Northeastern outrebounded ODU, 40-31. Manny Adako scored 16 and hauled down eight rebounds for Northeastern. Nkem Ojougboh also grabbed eight boards and Chaisson Allen seven.

The contest was played at the storied Matthews Arena which was the site of the first Boston Celtics game and their secondary home court from 1946-54

ODU returns to action on Saturday when they host George Mason at 4 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center. The game will be televised live on ComCAst sportsnet, channel 35 in Hampton Roads.