Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 72

(11-4, 3-1 NEC)

Cent Conn St 67

(9-6, 2-2 NEC)

    3:30 PM ET, January 8, 2011

    William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    LIU 29 4372
    CCSU 35 3267

    Top Performers

    LIU Brooklyn: C. Garner 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Central Connecticut St: K. Horton 31 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Long Island U. 72, Cent. Connecticut St. 67

    Associated Press

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- C.J. Garner scored 17 points to lead Long Island University to a 72-67 victory over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.

    Jamal Olasewere added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Blackbirds (11-4, 3-1 Northeast Conference), who extended their winning streak to five games and improved to 7-2 on the road.

    Ken Horton hit six 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Central Connecticut State (9-6, 2-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped.

    Long Island trailed 59-53 before Olasewere and Garner scored four points each to key an 11-0 run for a 64-59 lead with 5:15 remaining.

    The Blue Devils stayed close for the next 2 minutes, but Garner sealed it with two free throws with 9 seconds left.

    David Hicks added 14 points for Long Island, which shot 68.2 percent from the field (15 of 22) in the second half.

    Robby Ptacek added 22 points for Central Connecticut State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIU
    CCSU
    Points 72 67
    FG Made-Attempted 26-50 (.520) 26-65 (.400)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 8-26 (.308)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-25 (.640) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 13

    2010-11 Season

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