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Northeastern beats William & Mary in CAA final, securing first NCAA bid since 1991

Northeastern beats William & Mary in CAA final, securing first NCAA bid since 1991

As one lengthy NCAA tournament drought ended Monday, one of the nation’s longest grew by another agonizing year. William & Mary, one of five original Division I schools to never make the men’s basketball tournament, cut a 22-point deficit with under four minutes remaining to six, but Northeastern held on for a 72-61 win in the Colonial Athletic Association title game. Tournament Most Outsanding Player Quincy Ford scored a game-high 22 points for Northeastern and the third-seeded Huskies shot 59.1 percent from the field to clinch their first CAA title and NCAA tournament bid since 1991. Compared to a streak that lasts a school’s entire lifetime, the 24-year spell...

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