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A grand time for Huskies

Jose Juan Barea scored 29 points and had 10 assists yesterday to lead Northeastern to the 1,000th win in school history, an 89-73 victory over Hofstra yesterday at Matthews Arena.

Aaron Davis added 21 points for the Huskies, who won their third game in four tries and snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Pride.

Northeastern (10-7, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed, 42-34, at halftime, but opened the second half with a 9-0 run. The Pride (12-4, 5-3) battled back behind Loren Stokes -- a game-high 32 points -- and closed within 68-63 with 6:41 remaining before the Huskies strung together a 10-0 burst to pull away.

The Huskies' Shawn James fell a rebound shy of a triple-double with 12 points and 10 blocks. Northeastern is now 1,000-921 in the program's 86-year history.

Holy Cross 74, American 63 -- At Worcester, Tim Clifford scored 27 points and Kevin Hamilton (17 points) keyed a late rally that carried the Crusaders (10-9, 3-1 Patriot) past the Eagles (6-12, 2-3).

Providence 76, DePaul 75 -- The host Friars (8-8) won their first Big East game in five tries as Donnie McGrath (16 points) scored the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds left.

Brown 67, Yale 62 -- Marcus Becker scored 7 straight points during an early run and finished with 18 to lead the Bears (5-10, 1-1 Ivy) past the Bulldogs (9-8, 1-1) in Providence.

URI 58, Richmond 46 -- Dawan Robinson had 8 of his 26 points during a game-turning run and the host Rams (10-6, 4-1 Atlantic 10) made it four straight wins.

Merrimack 71, Stonehill 69 -- The Warriors (9-9, 7-6 Northeast-10) held off the Chieftains (14-3, 10-3) in Easton behind 14 points apiece from Bobby Murgo and Bruno Zanotti.

Saint Rose 77, Bryant 52 -- Brad Shove scored 22 points but it was defense that lifted the visiting Golden Knights (15-4, 11-3 NE-10) as the Bulldogs (11-6, 6-6) shot just 30 percent from the field.

Saint Anselm 68, Southern N.H. 65 -- Jim Holsworth tallied 19 of his 22 points in the second half and the Hawks (13-5, 8-5 NE-10) topped the host Penmen (12-6, 8-5).

Franklin Pierce 56, Le Moyne 54 -- The Ravens (10-7, 7-5 NE-10) pulled out a home win as Pierre Sully and Darryl Minnifield each finished with 11 points.

Pace 79, Assumption 60 -- Double-doubles by Desmond Quincy-Jones (21 points, 11 rebounds) and Randy Wilson (14, 11) powered the Setters (9-9, 6-7 NE-10) in Worcester.

Amherst 83, Conn. College 52 -- John Casnocha netted 15 of his 17 points from 3-point range in guiding the Lord Jeffs (13-2, 2-1 NESCAC) in New London, Conn.

Tufts 80, Middlebury 63 -- The Jumbos (12-4, 2-2 NESCAC) broke a two-game skid thanks to Dan Martin's 17 points in Medford.

Salem St. 83, Framingham St. 74 -- Dylan Holmes had 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting and Brandon McCombs also scored 20 as the host Vikings (10-5) improved to 3-0 in the MASCAC.

Worcester St. 75, Mass. College 60 -- Ralph Frazier scored 16 points and Tyler Hopkins added 15 for the visiting Lancers (9-6, 4-0 MASCAC).

Westfield St. 73, Fitchburg St. 64 -- Mike Jurkowski tallied 21 points for the Owls (10-7, 2-2 MASCAC) in Fitchburg.

UMass-Boston 84, Eastern Conn. 77 -- The Beacons (10-6, 5-2 Little East) outlasted the Warriors (5-11, 1-6) at home as Rodney Bennett led the way with 20 points.

Plymouth St. 78, Western Conn. 65 -- Mike Walcek guided the host Panthers (12-4, 5-2 Little East) with 22 points and Mark Dunham added 15.

UMass-Dartmouth 74, S. Maine 56 -- The Corsairs (10-6, 4-3 Little East) rode Dan Holbrook in Gorham, Maine, as the center pulled down 22 rebounds (10 offensive) to go along with 18 points.

WPI 82, Wheaton 77 -- Antoine Coleman's 3-point play with 33 seconds left gave him 15 points and was the difference for the Engineers (15-1, 5-1 NEWMAC) in Worcester.

Clark 66, Springfield 58 -- The host Cougars (8-8, 3-2 NEWMAC) roared back from a 7-point halftime deficit behind Tim Dutille's 26 points.

Endicott 82, Anna Maria 63 -- At Beverly, the Gulls (9-5) moved to 6-0 in the Commonwealth Coast Conference with a balanced attack, led by Nemanja Marinkovic's 15 points.

Colby-Sawyer 58, Salve Regina 54 -- Andrew St. Clair finished 10 of 10 from the field and had 22 points for the visiting Chargers (9-6, 5-2 Commonwealth Coast).

N.E. College 77, Wentworth 70 -- At Henniker, N.H., Patrick Quinn scored half of his 26 points for the Pilgrims (8-6, 3-2 Commonwealth Coast) on perfect foul shooting.

UNew England 49, Curry 48 -- Matt McManus had 17 points to pace the Nor'easters (6-9, 2-5 Commonwealth Coast) in an offensive struggle in Milton.

Emmanuel 65, Norwich 62 -- Mack Spellman (19 points) led three double-figure scorers for the host Saints (9-6, 7-1 Great Northeast).

Emerson 92, S. Vermont 78 -- The Lions (5-9, 4-3 Great Northeast) rolled in Bennington, Vt., as Steve Georgoulis provided 28 points and 11 rebounds.

WNEC 72, Rivier 60 -- At Nashua, Jon Godbout sparked the Golden Bears (7-7, 5-2 Great Northeast) with 19 points.

Suffolk 86, Daniel Webster 55 -- John Murphy (22 points) and the host Rams (7-7, 5-2 Great Northeast) rolled over the winless Eagles.

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