2015 NCAA Tournament Preview: Northeastern Huskies

The Northeastern Huskies won the fiercely competitive Colonial Athletic Association, and will be making their first visit to the NCAA Tournament since 1991.


Record – 23-11 (12-6 in CAA)

RPI – 89

Strength of Schedule – 193

Starting Lineup:

G T.J. Williams (So.) –9.7 ppg, 3.2 apg

G Zach Stahl (Jr.) – 8.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg

G David Walker (Jr.) – 13.4 ppg, 3.5 apg

F Quincy Ford (Jr.) – 10.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg

F Scott Eatherton (Sr.) – 14.6 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Key Player:

Scott Eatherton

Eatherton has been the best player for the Huskies for the past two years, and they run their offense through him. He shoots nearly 60 percent from the field because of his plethora of post moves and ability to finish around the rim, and he also gets to the foul line at a good rate.

Biggest Strength:

Ball Movement

Northeastern looks like a well-oiled machine on the offensive end of the floor, moving the ball efficiently, giving up good shots to get great shots. They rank 65th in the country in assists because they're unselfish and can hurt a defense from any position on the floor, as shown by their 48.6 percent shooting.

Biggest Weakness:


As is the case with a lot of these small conference teams, Northeastern doesn't have much size. No one is over 6'8" on their roster, and that has severely hindered their rebounding ability. They rank 231st in the country with just over 33 boards per game, a number that will only decrease in the NCAA Tournament when they face big teams.


Northeastern simply does not have the talent to compete with the high seed they'll face in the first round. Don't expect them to make any noise in the Big Dance.

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