Scores

Final

Cent Conn St 67

(19-12, 11-7 NEC)

LIU Brooklyn 69

(26-5, 16-2 NEC)

    12:00 PM ET, March 6, 2011

    Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, Brooklyn, New York

    1 2 T
    CCSU 28 3967
    LIU 32 3769

    Top Performers

    Central Connecticut State: S. Thompson 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 9 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    LIU Brooklyn: J. Olasewere 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Long Island U. 69, Cent. Connecticut St. 67

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Jamal Olasewere scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Long Island University past Central Connecticut State 69-67 on Sunday to advance to the Northeast Conference championship game.

    The top-seeded Blackbirds (26-5) have won 12 straight games and 20 of their last 21 heading into the title game on Wednesday night.

    Jason Brickman hit a 3-pointer with 1:50 left before halftime, giving Long Island its first lead, 28-26, and hit a pair of free throws with 17 seconds remaining in the game to extend the Blackbirds' lead to 68-65 and seal the victory. Brickman also finished with 16 points.

    The Blue Devils (19-12) led by as many as 11, 15-4, early in the opening half, but went 6 for 17 from the floor (35.3 percent) to close out the half.

    Robby Ptacek scored 15, Ken Horton and Terrell Allen added 13 apiece and Shemik Thompson had 11 points for Central Connecticut.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CCSU
    LIU
    Points 67 69
    FG Made-Attempted 29-71 (.408) 22-51 (.431)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-6 (.667) 19-26 (.731)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 6

    2010-11 Season

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