FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Shane Gibson scored 33 points, Luis Montes had 25 and Phil Gaetano handed out a career-high 13 assists to lead Sacred Heart to an 82-68 victory over Monmouth in Northeast Conference play on Saturday night.
Monmouth led 56-46 on two foul shots by Stephen Spinella with 12:48 to go, but a 16-4 run put Sacred Heart ahead 62-60. Monmouth reclaimed the lead 68-67 on Marcus Ware's layup with 4:51 remaining, but the Pioneers scored the last 15 points of the game.
Gibson was 7 of 17 from the field and 15 of 17 from the line in his season-high 33 points for the Pioneers (8-11, 6-2), who have won three consecutive games. Montes made 9 of 13 from the field. The Pioneers shot 50 percent from the field (26 of 52).
Dion Nesmith scored 16 and Spinella had 11 for the Hawks (8-13, 3-5).
Forward Kennedy Meeks, who has averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds at North Carolina, has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to the Tar Heels.
Cal big man Ivan Rabb could have been selected in the top 10 of the NBA draft. Instead, he's returning to Berkeley to make himself, and the Golden Bears, stronger.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.