Steve Leavitt and Jared McCarron each had seven points for Peabody. Sophomore guard Matt Correale played well off the bench with six points.
"I think we're starting to gel right now as a team and it's going to take awhile for the guys to get comfortable with each other," said Broughton. "Hopefully we can get back to practice and work on some things and come back and get on a nice winning streak."
Doyle believes the Northeastern Conference is wide open, so getting off to a fast start is critical.
"I think this league is one of those leagues, as it is most years, that anyone can beat anyone if you don't come to play," Doyle said. "There's no more cream of the crop and then a bunch of teams. I think everyone is floating around the middle."