Scores

Final OT

Sacred Heart 96

(10-9, 6-2 NEC)

Cent Conn St 103

(11-10, 8-1 NEC)

2:00 PM ET, January 27, 2007

William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut

1 2 OT T
SHU 42 45 996
CCSU 30 57 16103

Top Performers

Sacred Heart: D. Shubik 17 Pts, 1 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl

Central Connecticut State: T. Blackwood 32 Pts, 3 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

Cent. Connecticut St. 103, Sacred Heart 96, OT

Associated Press

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Tristan Blackwood scored 29 of his 32 points after halftime as Central Connecticut rallied from 19 points down to earn a 103-96 overtime victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday.

The win gave the Blue Devils (11-10, 8-1 Northeast Conference) sole possession of first place in the conference.

The teams traded 3-pointers to start overtime, but Drew Shubik's triple put the Pioneers up 93-90. Central eventually rallied to tie it at 95-95 on a Blackwood three with 2:27 left.

Jemino Sobers' free throw put Central up by one with 1:49 to go, and Blackwood hit a huge 3-pointer from the left corner to make it 99-95 with 40 seconds to go. Central made its free throws down the stretch to finish the job.

Javier Mojica had 23 points for the Blue Devils, and Obie Nwadike added 22 points and 11 rebounds.

Sacred Heart (10-9, 6-2) was led by Jarrid Frye's 19 points, 17 of which came after halftime.

The Pioneers built a 53-34 lead in the second half before Central rallied.

Central took its first lead of the game, 86-85, when Blackwood laid one in with 54.5 seconds left in regulation.

Joey Hanley's floater put Sacred Heart back up by one with 36.2 seconds left, but Mojica forced overtime by making one of two free throws with 3.8 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHU
CCSU
Points 96 103
FG Made-Attempted 36-66 (.545) 32-60 (.533)
3P Made-Attempted 13-26 (.500) 13-30 (.433)
FT Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 26-35 (.743)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 7

2006-07 Season

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» Jan 27, 2007 @CCSU 103, SHU 96Recap
Feb 12, 2007 CCSU 80, @SHU 66Recap
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