Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 87

(9-6, 3-0 NEC)

Sacred Heart 81

(7-9, 1-2 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 5, 2012

    William H. Pitt Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    LIU 41 4687
    SHU 39 4281

    Top Performers

    LIU Brooklyn: J. Olasewere 29 Pts, 12 Reb, 4 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sacred Heart: S. Gibson 28 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    LIU 87, Sacred Heart 81

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Jamal Olasewere and Julian Boyd each tallied double-doubles to lead Long Island University over Sacred Heart 87-81 on Thursday night and push the Blackbirds' winning streak to a season-high four games.

    Olasewere scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Boyd had 12 points and 12 boards for the Blackbirds (9-6, 3-0 Northeast Conference). C.J. Garner added 18 points and Jason Brickman 16 for Long Island, which blew a game-opening 21-7 advantage but pulled ahead for good with a second-half run.

    After overcoming the early deficit, the Pioneers stayed close to the Blackbirds for the entire second half and led 69-68 with 3:35 left.

    But Long Island came out of a timeout and put together a 7-0 run for a 76-69 advantage with just more than a minute left.

    Shane Gibson scored 28 points to lead Sacred Heart (7-9, 1-2), which has lost three of four.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIU
    SHU
    Points 87 81
    FG Made-Attempted 32-66 (.485) 32-75 (.427)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 12-28 (.429)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-31 (.645) 5-7 (.714)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 4

    2011-12 Season

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