BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Ben Mockford tallied 19 points as St. Francis (N.Y.) dominated the second half in a 70-56 victory over Mount St. Mary's Thursday night in Northeastern Conference action.
Mockford was 6-of-9 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range. Four of Mockford's treys came in the first 5 minutes of the second half, during which time the Terriers turned a 27-25 intermission advantage into a 43-32 lead.
St. Francis (6-8, 2-1) went on to shoot 50 percent (13 of 26) in the half and closed on a 7-2 run for the 14-point win.
Thursday's game was the first on a four-game road trip for the Mountaineers (6-8, 1-2), who have now dropped four straight away from home.
Kristijan Krajina entered averaging 15 points and five rebounds in his past three games, and led the nation with a 71.2 shooting percentage, but scored just six points on 2-of-2 shooting Thursday.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
College basketball fans should be excited about next season's Jimmy V Classic, an event that will feature Duke's heralded freshman class.