DURHAM, N.H. - Four Wildcats, led by freshman Marcus Bullock's (Cherry Hill, N.J.) 16 points scored in double figures as the University of New Hampshire defeated Northeastern 94-77 in a men's basketball matchup here at Lundholm Gymnasium this evening.
Also scoring in double figures for New Hampshire (5-11, 4-3 America East) were Rob Marquardt (Northport, N.Y.) with 12, John Dullea (Peabody, Mass.) with a career-high 11 and Assane Faye (Dakar, Senegal) with 10. Northeastern's Charles Cranford led all scorers with 22 points.
Leading 50-42 at halftime, the Wildcats never allowed their lead to drop below seven in the second half. UNH is now 4-0 in America East games played at Lundholm and 4-2 overall.
The Wildcats opened up a 5-0 lead just 51 seconds into the game and would take their largest lead, 32-20, on a Marquardt layup with 8:49 remaining in the half. Northeastern (2-13, 1-6) would then go on a 14-2 run over the next 3: 22 capped by a Marcus Blossom layup to knot the game at 34. From there, UNH outscored Northeastern 16 to 8 to take an eight point lead into halftime.
Marquardt scored eight points and pulled down four rebounds in the first half. Bullock tied a career-high with four three-pointers.
UNH returns to action at Hofstra on Friday. Tip-off is 7 p.m.