BOSTON -- Nate Darling scored 28 of his 34 points after halftime, making 3-of-4 free throws in the last 87 seconds, and Delaware, after trailing for nearly 30 minutes, eked past Northeastern 76-74 on Saturday.
Darling was 11-for-19 shooting and made 9-of-11 free throws, all in the second half as Delaware (15-7, 5-4 Colonial Athletic Association) rallied. With Northeastern (11-10, 5-4) holding a 61-46 lead with ten minutes left, Delaware launched a 21-6 run, forcing a 67-67 tie six minutes later. Darling scored 10 points in the surge and the Blue Hens tied three more times -- at 69, 71 and 73 -- before a Darling free throw put them in front -- for the first time since midway through the first half -- 74-73 with 1:27 left.
Jordan Roland scored 27 points for the Huskies and Maxime Boursiquot added a career-high 18. Down by one through the final minute, Roland missed twice from 3-point distance and, after a Delaware steal, the Huskies fouled Darling, who made both with two ticks left.
Delaware plays Drexel at home next Saturday. Northeastern takes on William & Mary on the road on Thursday.
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