Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 72

(9-12, 5-5 NEC)

St Francis (PA) 73

(5-15, 3-6 NEC)

    4:00 PM ET, January 26, 2008

    DeGol Arena, Loretto, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    CCSU 36 3672
    SFU 30 4373

    Top Performers

    Central Connecticut State: T. Blackwood 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    St. Francis U: D. Sweetney 18 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    St. Francis, Pa. 73, Cent. Connecticut St. 72

    Associated Press

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Bassirou Dieng's 14-foot jumper with 3.9 seconds to go lifted St. Francis, Pa., to a 73-72 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.

    St. Francis (5-15, 3-6 Northeast Conference) led 71-69 before Tristan Blackwood hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left to put Central Connecticut (9-12, 5-5) up by one.

    After a timeout and foul by the Blue Devils, the Red Flash inbounded on their side of the court with 8.6 seconds left. Steve Profeta passed it in to Dieng, and the 6-foot-9 center buried a fadeaway jumper from just inside the free-throw line.

    Central Connecticut State raced upcourt, but Blackwood missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

    Devin Sweetney led St. Francis with 18 points. Cale Nelson had 17, Marquis Ford 12 and Dieng eight.

    Blackwood scored 21 for the Blue Devils, who led by as many as 10 in the first half. Marcus Palmer added 17 points and Ken Horton 14 for Central Connecticut.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CCSU
    SFU
    Points 72 73
    FG Made-Attempted 25-51 (.490) 30-50 (.600)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-20 (.550) 9-22 (.409)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 4-8 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 7 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 2

    2007-08 Season

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