NCAA Game Summary - Northeastern vs. Charlotte
(Saturday, November 24)
Final Score: Charlotte 67, Northeastern 59
Anchorage, AK (Sports Network) - Chris Braswell came off the bench to score 14 points as the Charlotte 49ers held off the Northeastern Huskies, 67-59, in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena.
Terrence Williams scored 13 points for Charlotte (6-0), while Darion Clark chipped in 10 points. Pierria Henry tallied six points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals, and he was named the tournament MVP.
For Northeastern (4-2), Joel Smith led all scorers with 19 points, but he did so on just 7-of-21 from the field. David Walker scored 13 points on 3-of-3 from three-point range.
Charlotte got out to a comfortable 30-19 lead at the half behind 47.6 percent field goal shooting in the opening 20 minutes. Northeastern struggled from the floor in the half, making just 7-of-26.
The Huskies climbed back in the game and brought their deficit to just four, 63-59, with 28 seconds to play, but Braswell closed out the contest for the 49ers with a layup and a pair of free throws in the final seconds.
Charlotte helped itself at the free throw line, shooting 22-of-27 from the stripe, which helped it overcome a lackluster effort from three-point range (3-of-11).
11/25 03:38:48 ET