BOSTON – Sunday night didn’t settle anything once and for all in the Colonial Athletic Association. Each team still has ten games left before the conference tournament, and this is still almost certain to be a one-bid league when it comes to the NCAA Tournament. But what Sunday did settle is that right now, Northeastern is very much the team to beat, as the Huskies moved to 8-0 in the conference by putting on a clinic to beat George Mason 71-51.
Northeastern is now three games ahead of George Mason and James Madison in the loss column in the CAA. With a lot of time left, that’s a nice place to be since it gives them some margin for error. What’s more, the Huskies are 4-0 against the projected top three teams in the preseason, having swept George Mason and won at Drexel and at Delaware. They still have visits from Drexel and Delaware, and their only meeting with James Madison, tied with George Mason for second, is at home in about three weeks.