The 2012 CAA Tournament tips off on Friday with a bevy of basketball games, but one of the closer contests might take place between the Northeastern Huskies and William & Mary Tribe. William & Mary won just six games during the regular season, less than half of Northeastern's 13 total victories, but the two squads split the season series.
Their third meeting will take place on Friday night at 6 p.m. in a match-up featuring the renowned battle between the No. 7 and 10 seeds in the tournament. The game won't be on TV, but the conference is streaming the games online for a fee of $4.95.
Northeastern lost six of their final eight games of the season, including a 25-point loss to William & Mary on Feb. 11, but will look to rebound behind the play of junior guard Jonathan Lee. The 6-foot-2 junior averaged 14.6 points and 4.0 rebounds during the season while shooting an impressive 41 percent from beyond the arc.
William & Mary hasn't had any particular player standout this season, but sophomore guard Brandon Britt could be instrumental in moving his team through to the next round. Britt, a 6-foot-1 guard, scored 24 points against Northeastern in their blowout victory earlier this season despite finishing the schedule by averaging less than 10 points.
The winner of Friday night's game will play the VCU Commodores, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, on Saturday.
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