Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 79

(10-10, 5-3 NEC)

Bryant 78

(13-6, 6-2 NEC)

4:00 PM ET, January 26, 2013

Chace Athletic Center, Smithfield, Rhode Island

1 2 T
LIU 42 3779
BRY 49 2978

Top Performers

LIU Brooklyn: J. Olasewere 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

Bryant University: D. Starks 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

LIU Brooklyn 79, Bryant 78

Associated Press

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.

Bryant (13-6, 6-2) got 25-points from Dyami Starks, who hit six 3-pointers. Frankie Dobbs added 11 points and Alex Francis 16. But Francis missed a critical late free throw.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIU
BRY
Points 79 78
FG Made-Attempted 32-60 (.533) 29-56 (.518)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 10-26 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 10-15 (.667)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 13

2012-13 Season

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