BOSTON – Northeastern didn’t win Wednesday night’s game as comfortably as they probably should have. The Huskies had a 16-point lead early in the second half and appeared to be dominating William & Mary, which one might expect given that the Huskies came in undefeated in CAA play and the Tribe was a game out of the cellar and mired in a seven-game losing streak. In the end, they won 95-91 in double overtime, and head coach Bill Coen breathing a sigh of relief tells you how much the bottom line is what counts.
“We were very, very fortunate tonight to come away with a victory,” said Coen. “A lot of teams, after surrendering a 15-point halftime lead, wouldn’t be able to find a way to win. It speaks to this group because they stuck together, they believed in one another.”