Quinnipiac vs LIU-Brooklyn

LIU 78, Quinnipiac 75


NEW YORK (AP) - 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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Quinnipiac Bobcats
I. Azotam, F297-113-580517
O. Drame, C232-101-28135
J. Johnson, G317-170-022417
D. Johnson, G263-60-02457
Z. Hearst, G254-51-141110
G. Young262-60-03644
J. Jackson256-110-231312
E. Conti121-30-02013
A. Jackson30-00-01020
Totals 32-695-1039152875
LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
J. Boyd, F359-131-290221
J. Olasewere, F195-103-471513
J. Brickman, G366-135-645218
M. Culpo, G332-50-12115
C. Garner, G293-135-701011
B. Thompson220-20-06010
K. Onyechi110-14-64044
A. Mayorga90-02-21022
B. Hucks61-32-25004
Totals 26-6022-304281778
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Robert Morris13-620-15171
Mt St Marys11-815-15188
St. Fran.-Pa.10-916-16180
Sacred Heart9-1015-17243
F. Dickinson3-158-21312
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