Scores

Final

LIU Brooklyn 73

(5-8, 0-1 NEC)

Sacred Heart 77

(3-9, 1-0 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

William Pitt Center - West Gym, Fairfield, Connecticut

1 2 T
LIU 31 4273
SHU 38 3977

Top Performers

LIU Brooklyn: B. Hucks 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Sacred Heart: L. Montes 35 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Sacred Heart 77, LIU Brooklyn 73

Associated Press

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Louis Montes scored a career-high 35 points as Sacred Heart held off short-handed LIU Brooklyn 77-73 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

The Blackbirds (5-8) were playing without leading scorer Jamal Olasewere, C.J. Garner and Troy Joseph, who were suspended for the first two conference games for their roles in an on-campus brawl in September.

The Pioneers (3-9), coming off a 77-38 loss at George Washington on Dec. 30, scored the last 11 first-half points. Montes then scored 13 points in the first 6 minutes of the second half to help Sacred Heart build a 53-36 lead.

The Blackbirds answered with a 23-6 run to tie it at 59 with 6:34 to go. With LIU up 68-67 with 2:12 left, Montes' layup restored the Pioneers' lead.

Booker Hucks scored a career-high 20 for LIU Brooklyn, which has lost four straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIU
SHU
Points 73 77
FG Made-Attempted 23-51 (.451) 29-54 (.537)
3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 9-17 (.529)
FT Made-Attempted 20-26 (.769) 10-13 (.769)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 6 17

2012-13 Season

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