Scores

Final

St Francis (NY) 63

(5-7, 1-0 NEC)

Quinnipiac 61

(4-8, 0-1 NEC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

    TD Banknorth SportsCenter, Hamden, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    SFNY 25 3863
    QUIN 28 3361

    Top Performers

    St. Francis (Bkn): J. Cannon 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Quinnipiac: Z. Hearst 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    St. Francis (NY) 63, Quinnipiac 61

    Associated Press

    HAMDEN, Conn. -- Travis Nichols scored 15 points and Brent Jones converted a late, go-ahead layup to lift St. Francis (N.Y.) over Quinnipiac 63-61 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

    St. Francis (5-7), which trailed 28-25 at halftime, opened up a 50-42 lead with 10:19 left to play but Quinnipiac (4-8) rallied to tie the game at 54-all and take its first lead of the half, 55-54, at the 3:48 mark.

    From there, the teams battled through three ties and three lead changes before Ike Azotam's layup tied the game at 61-all with 49 seconds remaining. Jones hit a layup with 9 seconds left to give St. Francis the lead and recorded a steal on Quinnipiac's next possession.

    Quinnipiac's Dave Johnson had a layup attempt blocked with 3 seconds showing and Evan Conti's desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer rimmed off.

    Zaid Hearst led Quinnipiac with 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SFNY
    QUIN
    Points 63 61
    FG Made-Attempted 22-62 (.355) 24-64 (.375)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 2-8 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 11-26 (.423)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 8 14

    2012-13 Season

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