LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Jahad Thomas scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half to lead UMass Lowell over LIU Brooklyn 74-66 on Wednesday.

Thomas finished 9 of 19 from the floor. Ryan Jones had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Rinardo Perry added 13 points for UMass Lowell (4-1).

Raiquan Clark scored 21 points to lead LIU Brooklyn (2-4). Joel Hernandez had 18 points and Zach Coleman had nine points and 15 rebounds.

UMass Lowell led the entire way, and had a 14-point lead early in the second half. But Jamall Robinson made a 3-pointer to pull the Blackbirds to 67-66 with 1:24 to play. Shawn Jones answered with a layup for UMass Lowell, and Coleman missed a 3-point attempt on the next possession. Perry made two layups and Jones added a free throw to end it.

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