La Salle 66, NU 64

La Salle beats Northeastern basketball at finish

Tyreek Duren hit a jump shot with two seconds left to boost La Salle over Northeastern, 66-64, Saturday night in a nonconference contest at Matthews Arena.

The Explorers (6-1) led, 64-60, with just under three minutes left, but Zach Stahl hit two free throws and Quincy Ford hit a jumper for Northeastern (4-5) to tie it at 64 with 1:19 left.

Duren missed a jumper with 56 seconds left but Northeastern couldn’t take advantage as David Walker turned it over with 39 seconds to go.


Neither team got off a shot until Duren connected for the winner that secured the Explorers’ fifth straight win.

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Reggie Spencer scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Huskies, who have lost four straight.

Stahl, a freshman guard, came off the bench to finish with 12 points, 1 point off his season high.

Joel Smith, Northeastern’s leading scorer at 17 points per game, was held to 11 by the Explorers.

La Salle, which hit 16 3-pointers in a win over Penn State on Wednesday, hit 7 of 18 against NU, led by Ramon Galloway’s 4-for-9 performance.


Duren, who scored a career-high 29 points in the Penn State win, had 12 against Northeastern.

The Huskies are off for 10 days before playing North Carolina Asheville at Matthews Arena Dec. 18.