In the third matchup of the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament, the seventh-seeded Northeastern Huskies have a six-point lead over the No. 10 seed, the William & Mary Tribe, 26-22. The two lower seeds, locked in a low-scoring battle for the rights to play the second-seed, the VCU Rams, are having trouble putting the ball in the basket, but are keeping it exciting in Richmond.
Quincy Ford and Jonathan Lee have combined for 11 of the Huskies' 26 points in the first half, and the Huskies as a team have only turned the ball over five times, an unexpectedly low mark for such a low-scoring game.
Of course, they haven't been quite as ineffective as the Tribe, who are replacing loads of talent from last year's team, which competed for the conference's NCAA bid. Forward Tim Rusthoven leads all scorers with eight points for William & Mary, but none of his teammates have scored more than four.
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