NEW YORK -- C.J. Garner made a jumper as time expired to lift Long Island to an 82-80 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Saturday.
The Blackbirds (20-5, 12-2 Northeast Conference) have won five in a row, beating St. Francis (11-14, 6-8) in a back-to-back matchup. Long Island won 87-76 against St. Francis on Feb. 9.
Jamal Olasewere made two free throws to give the Blackbirds a 79-75 lead with 53 seconds left. St. Francis tied the game at 80-all after Akeem Bennett's 3-pointer and Akeem Johnson' free throw with 8 seconds remaining.
But Garner answered with his game-winning score for Long Island.
Akeem Bennett scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for St. Francis. Travis Nichols had 12 points and 11 rebounds.