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Northeastern men beat Old Dominion in overtime

Old Dominion's Keenan Palmore fights for the rebound with Northeastern defenders David Walker, left, and Quincy Ford during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Norfolk, Va. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Stephen M. Katz) MAGS OUT
Old Dominion's Keenan Palmore battled for a rebound with Northeastern defenders David Walker, left, and Quincy Ford on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. (AP)AP

Joel Smith scored 27 points and teamed with Jonathan Lee to hit late foul shots to give Northeastern a 79-74 overtime victory against Old Dominion Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association game in Norfolk, Va.

The Huskies (16-8, 11-1) earned their 11th win in the last 12 games. But ODU (3-21, 1-11), which got a career-high 25 points from Dimitri Batten off the bench, nearly pulled off the upset.

The Huskies’ 11 CAA wins are their most since 2009-10 (14) and they are 5-0 in conference road games.

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BU 79, Binghamton 58 — D.J. Irving scored 22 of his 27 points in the first half, made a career-high seven 3-pointers, and the visiting Terriers (13-11, 7-4 America East) defeated the Bearcats (3-21, 1-10) for the eighth straight time.

Irving, who scored just 7 points against Maine, made his first seven shots, including five from 3-point range, and tallied 19 of the Terriers’ first 29 points. Dom Morris made 6 of 7 shots for 13 points, John Papale had 12, and Maurice Watson Jr. dished out a career-high 13 assists for BU.

Binghamton (3-21, 1-10) led, 6- 4, before Irving rattled off 14 straight points to give BU the lead for good, 18-6.

Vermont 67, Maryland-Baltimore County 55 — Clancy Rugg posted his third double-double in six games, and the visiting Catamounts (16-7, 9-2 America East) rolled over the Retrievers (6-18, 4-7) for their fourth straight win and eighth straight road victory.

Rugg, once a walk-on for the Catamounts, had 18 points and 10 rebounds in his eighth straight start. Trey Blue tallied 16 points and Luke Apfled added 13.

Maine 66, Albany 52 — Justin Edwards scored 16 points and Zarko Valjarevic added 13 to spark the host Black Bears to an America East victory over the Great Danes (18-8, 7-5).

Alasdair Fraser scored 11 and Jon McAllian chipped in 10 off the bench to help Maine (9-15, 4-7) snap a four-game losing streak.

Yale 69, Princeton 65 — Javier Duren scored 13 points and the Bulldogs snapped the host Tigers’ six-game winning streak. Austin Morgan and Sam Martin each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs (9-14, 3-3 Ivy).

Princeton (11-8, 4-1) also had its 21-game league home winning streak snapped.

Lehigh 68, Holy Cross 61 — Mackey McKnight made a season-high 11 free throws in 12 attempts and scored 22 points to help the Mountain Hawks (16-5, 7-1) kick off the second half of their Patriot League schedule with a win over the host Crusaders (10-13, 2-6).

Dave Dudzinski had 13 points and Malcolm Miller 10 for Holy Cross.

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