LIU-Brooklyn vs Bryant University

LIU Brooklyn 79, Bryant 78

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - Jamal Olasewere scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed a last-second rebound to preserve LIU Brooklyn's 79-78 victory over Bryant Saturday.

The Blackbirds (10-10, 5-3), the two-time defending Northeast Conference champs, trailed 49-42 at halftime before rallying.

Bryant (13-6, 6-2) got 25-points from Dyami Starks, who hit six 3-pointers. Frankie Dobbs added 11 points and Alex Francis 16. But Francis missed a critical late free throw.

Olasewere, who got help from teammates E.J. Reed (15 points), Booker Hucks (14) and Jason Brickman (11), led the second-half surge. Bryant last led 69-67 with 8:32 left after Vlad Kondratyev's basket.

Two baskets by Kenny Onyechi and Olasewere's last bucket put LIU Brooklyn up 79-74 with 2:17 left.

Francis, however, hit a layup, then another as he was fouled with a second left to make it 79-78. But he missed the free throw and Olasewere grabbed the rebound.

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Bryant University (13-6)492978
 

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LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
J. Olasewere, F299-121-273419
K. Onyechi, F113-30-03046
J. Brickman, G384-120-0310011
C. Garner, G354-110-27208
B. Thompson, G301-50-04122
E. Reed215-65-620415
T. Joseph162-30-04014
B. Hucks154-72-210014
K. Murphy30-00-00010
G. Martin20-10-00000
Totals 32-608-1235161679
 53.3%66.7% 
Bryant University Bulldogs
A. Francis, F318-90-182416
V. Kondratyev, F194-60-01018
F. Dobbs, G402-66-638211
D. Starks, G369-171-232325
C. Maynard, G332-80-03426
J. O'Shea212-63-61247
S. McLaughlin112-20-02205
C. McMath80-10-01110
C. Oakley10-10-00000
Totals 29-5610-1525211778
 51.8%66.7% 
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CCSU7-911-19
St. Fran.-Pa.7-910-21
F. Dickinson6-1010-21
LIU-Brooklyn4-129-20
Sacred Heart2-145-26
 
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