CHARLESTON, S.C. — Vasa Pusica scored 15 points, had 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds and No. 2 seed Northeastern defeated seventh-seeded Delaware 74-50 in a Colonial Athletic Association Tournament quarterfinal Sunday.
Northeastern (22-9) advances to play in a Monday semifinal against sixth-seeded UNC Wilmington, which upset No. 3 seed Hofstra.
The Huskies led 33-28 at halftime and used a 6-0 run to extend the margin to 11. Delaware (14-19) didn’t score in the second half until 14:58 left on Eric Carter’s jumper.
Devon Begley hit a 3-pointer before Bolden Brace made layup and a 3 by, Donnell Gresham Jr. made a pair of free throws and the lead grew to 49-31 with 12:40 remaining. Northeastern shot 27 of 52 from the field, had 18 assists and owned a 39-24 rebounding advantage.
Ryan Daly led the Blue Hens with 23 points and eight rebounds and Carter scored 10. The Blue Hens made just 18 of 50 from the field including 1 of 14 from distance.