HAMDEN, Conn. -- James Johnson scored 23 points and Quinnipiac defeated Long Island 80-72 on Saturday.
Leading 38-35 at halftime, the Bobcats (18-7, 12-2 Northeast Conference) shot 57,.7 percent (15 of 26), while holding the Blackbirds to 35.5 percent shooting (11 of 31) in the second half.
Long Island (10-15, 8-6) took a 31-30 lead on Jaytornah Wisseh's jump shot with 4 minutes left in the first half. Quinnipiac then outscored the Blackbirds 8-4 until halftime, including five points by Dave Johnson. Johnson's jumper with 4 seconds left gave the Bobcats their halftime advantage, and they wouldn't trail the rest of the way.
Johnson paced the Blackbirds with 23 points and James Feldeine finished with 17.