Janning leads Northeastern to 73-62 win over SMU

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HONOLULU (AP)—Matt Janning had 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead Northeastern to a 73-62 win over SMU in the seventh-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Friday.

The Huskies (3-7) got 15 points from Chaisson Allen and 14 from Nkem Ojougboh. Manny Adako added 10 points and six rebounds. The Mustangs (4-6) trailed throughout and fell behind by as many as 16 with 9:47 left in the second half.

Northeastern shot 57 percent from the field, going 5 of 12 on 3-point attempts. SMU was just 3 of 12 from behind the arc.

The Mustangs, who trailed 40-27 at halftime, cut it to 61-54 with 4:36 to play after Rodney Clinkscales’ 3-pointer, but Adako scored the next six points for the Huskies to seal it.

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