Derrick Gordon made the first basket of the game to give UMass a lead that they would hold for the entirety of the game.
Jabarie Hinds and Donte Clark played well for the second straight game, giving UMass much more than a spark off the bench. Hinds led the team in both points and assists with 14 and five respectively. He also shot 60 percent from the field. Clark added in 10 points on 50 percent shooting but he did miss all three of his long-range attempts.
The second half was more of the same as the Huskies struggled to get out of the hole they put themselves in during the first half.
David Walker led the Huskies in scoring with 14 on 50 percent shooing. Two other players reached double figures for the Huskies in T.J. Williams and Scott Eatherton with 12 and 11.
Derrick Gordon had the best day out of the starters with 13 points on 6-10 shooting. He also led the team with seven rebounds and five steals.
This was the lowest free throw attempts by UMass this season as they only reached it six times and converted on two of them. They did shoot 52.9 from the field as a team compared to NE's 37.3.
Cady Lalanne had a quiet game considering the height of his opponents. He did manage to score 12 points on 6-9 shooting but only recorded six rebounds. Maxie Esho struggled even more with only seven points and six rebounds. He was plagued with fouls for most of the game. Backup Tyler Bergantino on the other hand played very well for him. He had six points on 3-3 shooting and two boards.
Seth Berger had his best game with nine points on 50 percent shooting. He also added four rebounds and had four steals.
Trey Davis continued his shooting struggles with just two points hitting just one of his six shots. He did have a much better assist to turnover ratio with 4:1.
This was the type of game that UMass was expected to play. No offense to Northeastern but this was more of a warm-up game for Harvard on Saturday.
With the win UMass moves on to 5-1 while Northeastern's perfect record is no more at 4-1.
The Minutemen will travel to Cambridge on Saturday to take on the Harvard Crimson at 2PM. The game is sold out so be ready to shell out 70 bucks if you want to witness the battle for Massachusetts.