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LIU-Brooklyn vs Central Connecticut State

LIU Brooklyn 81, CCSU 75


NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Jamal Olasewere scored 25 points with 14 rebounds as LIU Brooklyn pulled away from Central Connecticut State 81-75 Thursday night in Northeast Conference action.

Olasewere had 15 points and 10 rebounds in the first half to secure his eighth double-double of the season.

Coming off a 60-57 loss to Robert Morris that snapped their six-game winning streak, the Blackbirds (12-11, 7-4), scored the first eight points. After CCSU pulled ahead 15-13, the game stayed close and LIU Brooklyn led 32-30 at halftime.

Tied at 51 with 12:38 left, the Blackbirds surged ahead on an 11-3 run.

C.J. Garner scored 17 points, Brandon Thompson 14 and E.J. Reed 10 for LIU Brooklyn. Jason Brickman had 12 assists.

Matt Hunter had 25 points and 11 boards and conference scoring leader Kyle Vinales (21.6 points per game) contributed 13 points on 5-of-18 shooting for CCSU (10-12, 6-5), whose three-game winning streak ended.

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LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
J. Olasewere, F3512-131-3141325
K. Onyechi, F71-30-01022
J. Brickman, G373-60-171228
C. Garner, G367-152-272117
B. Thompson, G355-160-032214
E. Reed204-71-240310
B. Hucks182-60-05025
D. Griggs50-10-00010
T. Joseph50-20-02100
G. Martin20-20-00000
Totals 34-714-848181681
Central Connecticut State Blue Devils
A. Burbage, F292-90-03134
J. Efese, F121-52-33014
M. Hunter, G4010-191-3111325
M. McMillan, G403-90-16607
K. Vinales, G405-180-026213
T. Allen205-83-412314
B. Peel193-42-35018
Totals 29-728-1438161375
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-Pa.0-02-2187
St. Fran.-NY0-01-379
F. Dickinson0-01-4289
Sacred Heart0-01-4270
Mt St Marys0-00-5167
Robert Morris0-00-5257
Other games
IND 72 Final
ILL 74
NCST 85 Final
MIZZ 68 Final
COLO 48 Final
ORE 47
PEP 56 Final