Sacred Heart vs LIU-Brooklyn

LIU 80, Sacred Heart 68


NEW YORK (AP) - Jamal Olasewere led five players in double figures with 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds as LIU Brooklyn beat Sacred Heart 80-68 on Thursday night.

Julian Boyd had 16 points while Brandon Thompson and Michael Culpo chipped in with 11 apiece. Jason Brickman finished with 12 points and 13 assists for the Blackbirds, who advance to the Northeast Conference semifinals on Sunday against Quinnipiac.

LIU led by just one, 21-20, after Louis Montes converted a layup for Sacred Heart. But Culpo, Olasewere, and Boyd combined to score 14 unanswered and give the Blackbirds a 35-20 lead with 2:32 left in the first half.

Sacred Heart cut the deficit to 41-40 in the second half but Boyd rattled off five straight points to put LIU ahead for good.

Shane Gibson led Sacred Heart with 22 points, but the All-NEC First Team member had seven of the Pioneers 17 turnovers.

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Sacred Heart Pioneers
J. Swidowski, F399-175-550523
S. Dulaire, F202-30-02034
E. Kelley, G435-84-485115
S. Gibson, G4110-210-024424
L. Montes, G246-80-071512
P. Gaetano241-30-02533
C. Evans193-62-23248
S. Glowiak91-40-00102
N. Greenbacker60-00-01120
Totals 37-7011-1131192791
LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds
J. Olasewere, F3911-155-7112327
J. Boyd, F376-87-1291420
M. Culpo, G407-130-011220
C. Garner, G404-109-935017
J. Brickman, G371-67-84909
B. Thompson181-50-02203
K. Onyechi143-31-32037
Totals 33-6029-39352012103
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Robert Morris0-06-4146
Sacred Heart0-05-5253
St. Fran.-Pa.0-04-5205
F. Dickinson0-03-6300
Mt St Marys0-03-7307
St. Fran.-NY0-02-7314
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Michigan 72 Final
Illinois 61
Florida St 63 Final
Virginia 60
Georgia 49 Final
Kentucky 79