NEWARK, Del. – Ryan Allen’s 18-foot jumper in the final seconds spun off the rim as the University of Delaware men’s basketball team fell to Northeastern, 70-67, in another heartbreaker Thursday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.

The Blue Hens (11-15, 4-9 CAA) trailed by 10 points with 7:42 remaining but closed within a point on an Allen baseline jumper with 1:13 to play. After three consecutive turnovers, Allen pulled up just to the left of the top of the key for an off-balance jumper, but it was just off the mark and the Huskies’ Vasa Pusica grabbed the rebound with 1.2 seconds remaining.

Pusica then hit two free throws, before the Blue Hens turned the ball over on a last chance halfcourt pass as Northeastern (16-9, 9-4 CAA) pulled out the win.

Allen (left) again paced Delaware with 19 points on the night, while Eric Carter notched his eighth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Chyree Walker (below) chipped in with nine points, while Anthony Mosley and Skye Johnson contributed eight apiece. The Blue Hens shot 52.9 percent from the field and 11 of 12 from the foul line, but were hurt by a 2 of 11 performance from behind the arc.
Pusica led the Huskies with 27 points including five three-pointers, while Donnell Gresham added 17 points on the night.

The teams went into the half tied at 37-37 and were still knotted at 51-51 with 10:12 to play, but Northeastern scored the next 10 points and led the rest of the way.

“I decided not to call a timeout on the last possession; we got good movement and our most talented scorer a shot, it just didn’t go in. We were down 10 and battled back, but just didn’t have enough. We’re searching to get over the hump. I thought we got good balance tonight, we need that from our group. We don’t have a lot to show for the last couple weeks, but I feel like we’re growing as a basketball team.”

• Delaware lost its seventh game in a row• Northeastern won its second consecutive contest
• Allen reached double figures for the 10th straight game
• Allen hit a three-pointer for the 23rd consecutive game, tied for the second longest streak in UD history
• Delaware committed 12 second half turnovers after turning it over just twice in the first half
• Allen has led UD in scoring in six of the last seven games

Delaware at *William & Mary – February 10, 2018 (2 p.m.)
Delaware at *Towson – February 15, 2018 (7 p.m.)
Delaware vs. *Elon – February 17, 2018 (7 p.m.)

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