Northeastern skates past Kent State 61-58

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—Matt Janning scored seven of his 16 points in the final six minutes and Mathiang Mua hit two free throws in the final eight seconds to lift Northeastern to a 61-58 victory over Kent State in the championship game of the Cable Car Classic on Wednesday night.

Chaisson Allen added 12 points for the Huskies (5-7), who have won three straight following a five-game losing streak.

Justin Greene scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to lead the Golden Flashes (8-5), who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Rodriguez Sherman had 13 points.

Janning’s 3-pointer with 1:17 left broke a tie at 56. Greene scored to bring Kent State within a point, but Mua grabbed a rebound and was sent to the foul line with eight seconds left.

Northeastern built a 30-18 advantage with just over three minutes left in the first half, the biggest lead of the game for either team.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Kent St.
Justin Greene Justin Greene
5-10,  15 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Northeastern
Nkem Ojougboh Nkem Ojougboh
3-3,  9 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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