NEW YORK (AP) - Ike Azotam's 19 points led four players in double figures for Quinnipiac, which defeated St. Francis Brooklyn 78-67 Thursday night.
The Bobcats (15-14, 11-6 Northeast Conference) closed the first half with a 23-11 run to take a 36-35 halftime lead after trailing 24-13 with 7:46 remaining. Zaid Hearst scored 13 of his 17 points for Quinnipiac during that run, and Azotam added eight.
The Bobcats pushed their lead to 60-49 on Ousmane Drame's dunk with 8:43 left in the game, and they remained ahead by double figures for all but 26 seconds after that.
Dave Johnson had 14 points for Quinnipiac, including 10 of 10 free throws, and had eight assists. Evan Conti added 13 points.
Ben Mockford and Akeem Johnson scored 13 apiece for the Terriers (11-17, 7-10), who will play Sacred Heart on Saturday with the league's eighth and final tournament berth at stake.