Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Joel Smith scored a game-high 29 points as the Northeastern Huskies defeated the William & Mary Tribe, 95-91, in double- overtime during Colonial Athletic Association action at Matthews Arena.
Smith was 11-of-14 from the floor and recorded four assists in the Huskies' (12-7, 7-0, CAA) victory. Jonathan Lee and David Walker scored 19 and 17 points, respectively. Zach Stahl scored 11 points and Quincy Ford scored 10 points as Northeastern won its seventh consecutive game.
For the Tribe (7-11, 1-6), Tim Rusthoven recorded a double-double with 25 points and 11 boards. Marcus Thornton recorded 23 points, five assists, and four rebounds. Kyle Gaillard contributed 13 points and Brandon Britt added 12 points as William & Mary lost its eighth game in a row.
Northeastern started out the game on a 15-6 run, en route to a 34-19 advantage at the break.
William & Mary fought back in the second half making 19-of-26 from the floor and 5-of-8 from long range. Brandon Britt made a layup with 13 seconds left to force overtime.
A 3-pointer by Marcus Thornton with 39 seconds left in overtime would keep the game alive for William & Mary and force double-overtime.
Northeastern was 5-of-7 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line in the second extra session. The Tribe made only 4-of-10 field goals in double-overtime.
The Huskies force 19 turnovers and were 21-of-23 from the foul line on the night.