UNCW avoids collapse, beats Northeastern for record 23rd win
BOSTON (AP) — Chris Flemmings had 21 points on Thursday night and UNC Wilmington beat Northeastern 66-65 to set a program record with its 23rd win this season.
C.J. Bryce added 18 points and nine rebounds for the Seahawks (23-5, 12-3 Colonial Athletic Association) who had a 21-point lead late in the first half and three more times early in the second.
T.J. Williams had 27 of his 33 points in the second half to rally the Huskies (14-13, 7-8) within one in the final minute, but Denzel Ingram made four free throws to help UNC Wilmington hold on and stay a game ahead of Charleston for first place in the conference standings.
Williams’ pair of free throws made it 62-61 with 52 seconds left and the Huskies got the ball back for a chance to go ahead, but UNCW’s Devontae Cacok stole it from Williams with 11 seconds left.
After Ingram’s first pair of free throws made it a three-point lead with eight seconds left, the Seahawks sent Williams to the line where he made 1 of 2.
Alex Murphy added 13 points and Anthony Green 12 for Northeastern.