SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Jamal Olasewere scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half and grabbed a last-second rebound to preserve LIU Brooklyn's 79-78 victory over Bryant Saturday.
The Blackbirds (10-10, 5-3), the two-time defending Northeast Conference champs, trailed 49-42 at halftime before rallying.
Olasewere, who got help from teammates E.J. Reed (15 points), Booker Hucks (14) and Jason Brickman (11), led the second-half surge. Bryant last led 69-67 with 8:32 left after Vlad Kondratyev's basket.
Two baskets by Kenny Onyechi and Olasewere's last bucket put LIU Brooklyn up 79-74 with 2:17 left.
Francis, however, hit a layup, then another as he was fouled with a second left to make it 79-78. But he missed the free throw and Olasewere grabbed the rebound.
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down how Jaylen Brown will fit in Boston
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down how Jamal Murray will fit with Emmanuel Mudiay in Denver.
Amin Elhassan and Myron Medcalf break down the Kris Dunn being drafted by Minnesota.