Scores

Final

Quinnipiac 75

(18-13, 10-8 NEC)

LIU Brooklyn 78

(24-8, 16-2 NEC)

    6:00 PM ET, March 4, 2012

    Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, Brooklyn, New York

    1 2 T
    QUIN 36 3975
    LIU 40 3878

    Top Performers

    Quinnipiac: I. Azotam 17 Pts, 8 Reb

    Liu Brooklyn: J. Boyd 21 Pts, 9 Reb

    LIU 78, Quinnipiac 75

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Julian Boyd scored 21 points and Long Island University-Brooklyn sank just enough free throws down the stretch to beat Quinnipiac 78-75 Sunday night in the Northeast Conference tournament semifinal round.

    Boyd laid in the basket that put the top-seeded Blackbirds (24-8) ahead for good, 71-69, with 3:38 to play, but they couldn't convert all their free throw chances in the final two minutes to get comfortably ahead.

    But while the Blackbirds went 1 of 2 from the line five different times in the final 1:46, their defense also stepped up. LIU forced five Bobcats misses from the floor during that span until James Johnson, who finished with 17 for Quinnipiac (18-13), hit a last-second 3-pointer for the final margin.

    The Blackbirds advanced to the NEC tournament final Wednesday night, in which they will play third-seeded Robert Morris. The Colonials beat LIU in the only regular-season meeting between the two teams.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    QUIN
    LIU
    Points 75 78
    FG Made-Attempted 32-69 (.464) 26-60 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 22-30 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 10

    2011-12 Season

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