EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Rashad Whack scored 26 points and Mount St. Mary's upset LIU Brooklyn 83-71 Thursday night in Northeast Conference play.
The Mountaineers (13-13, 8-7), trailing 42-38 at halftime, outscored the Blackbirds (15-12, 10-5) 45-29 and avenged an earlier 86-72 loss at LIU Brooklyn.The Blackbirds fell out of a first-place tie with Robert Morris in the NEC.Whack hit 8 of 15 field goal attempts and 6 of 10 3-pointers. He went 4 for 4 at the foul line. The Mountaineers have won four consecutive games and six of their last seven.Whack helped give Mount St. Mary's a big edge from 3-point range. The Mountaineers made 11 of 25 treys, while LIU Brooklyn was 3 of 10.E.J. Reed scored a career-high 25 points for the Blackbirds on 10-of-12 shooting. C.J. Garner added 20 points.For the Mountaineers, Shivaughn Wiggins chipped in 13 points and Sam Prescott had 11.