WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Jamal Olasewere scored 16 of his 23 points in the second half to help LIU Brooklyn rally to defeat Monmouth 80-66 in a Northeast Conference game Thursday night.
C.J. Garner added 20 points for the Blackbirds (14-11, 9-4), who trailed 52-50 with 11:24 remaining but took control with a 19-2 run to lead 69-54 with 4:35 left.
They locked the game down by making 11 of 12 free throws the rest of the way. LIU Brooklyn was 21 of 28 from the line in the second half; the Hawks (9-17, 4-9) were 8 of 16.
Jason Brickman had nine assists for the Blackbirds, who won for the ninth time in 10 games. Olasewere moved into fifth on their career scoring list with 1,707, passing Jaytornah Wisseh (2006-10).
SMU has signed a second player from Australia, 6-foot-11 forward Harry Froling, to a national letter of intent. The Mustangs previously signed guard Tom Wilson from Australia.
There's nothing to suggest the Jayhawks won't end up atop the Big 12 for a 13th season in a row. But what about a return to the Final Four?
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.