Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 73

(5-8, 0-1 NEC)

Sacred Heart 77

(3-9, 1-0 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

    William H. Pitt Center, Fairfield, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    LIU 31 4273
    SHU 38 3977

    Top Performers

    LIU Brooklyn: B. Hucks 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Sacred Heart: L. Montes 35 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sacred Heart 77, LIU Brooklyn 73

    Associated Press

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Louis Montes scored a career-high 35 points as Sacred Heart held off short-handed LIU Brooklyn 77-73 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

    The Blackbirds (5-8) were playing without leading scorer Jamal Olasewere, C.J. Garner and Troy Joseph, who were suspended for the first two conference games for their roles in an on-campus brawl in September.

    The Pioneers (3-9), coming off a 77-38 loss at George Washington on Dec. 30, scored the last 11 first-half points. Montes then scored 13 points in the first 6 minutes of the second half to help Sacred Heart build a 53-36 lead.

    The Blackbirds answered with a 23-6 run to tie it at 59 with 6:34 to go. With LIU up 68-67 with 2:12 left, Montes' layup restored the Pioneers' lead.

    Booker Hucks scored a career-high 20 for LIU Brooklyn, which has lost four straight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LIU
    SHU
    Points 73 77
    FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 29-54 (.537)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 9-17 (.529)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 10-13 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 17

    2012-13 Season

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