The resurgence of Northeastern basketball

February 14, 2010

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Northeastern’s basketball team is going through one of it’s most successful seasons in years. After the glory days in the 1980s that featured NBA All-Star Reggie Lewis and legendary coach Jim Calhoun (currently with UConn), along with six NCAA tournament appearances, the program fell off a bit in the last 20 years.

In the past couple of seasons, however, the program has experienced a resurgence under coach Bill Coen and is poised to potentially win the Colonial Athletic Association this year and return to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1991.

The success, combined with the renovations to Matthews Arena, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, have led to a completely new basketball experience not seen in some time at the school, and the crowds have gotten bigger and bigger as the atmosphere begins to resemble that which was common in the 80s.

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