Eatherton keys Northeastern turnaround
ESPN - 01/27/2014
Not much went Northeastern’s way in the first two months of the 2013-14 men’s basketball season.
Losing both leading scorer Joel Smith (16.1 PPG) and leading assist man Jonathan Lee (4.0 APG) to graduation after last season, Bill Coen knew there might be some bumpy spots for his Huskies. But no one expected them to have a 3-10 record at the end of December.
Coming off one of the most successful seasons in Huskies history in 2012-13 — with the first Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title in program history and an NIT berth — much was hoped for on Huntington Ave.
And while the record still underwhelms at 7-14 overall and 4-3 in CAA play, the Huskies are 4-4 so far in January and 3-1 in their past four games.
If this stretch signals the corner has been turned, Scott Eatherton can take a great deal of credit for getting Northeastern to this point. The 6-foot-8, 219-pound Hershey, Pa., native has scored in double digits in seven straight games (with a high of 20 and a low of 14) and 19 of 21 games this season.