Scores

Final OT

Sacred Heart 78

(8-12, 6-3 NEC)

Wagner 84

(12-8, 6-3 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 31, 2013

Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York

1 2 OT T
SHU 31 40 778
WAG 36 35 1384

Top Performers

Sacred Heart: P. Gaetano 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 11 Ast

Wagner: K. Ortiz 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

Wagner 84, Sacred Heart 78

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Kenneth Ortiz scored 17 points and Wagner didn't let the disappearance of an 11-point, second-half lead stop it from defeating Northeast Conference-foe Sacred Heart 84-78 in overtime Thursday night.

The Seahawks (12-8, 6-3) led 49-38 with 14:01 remaining, but Sacred Heart (8-12, 6-3) chipped to within 56-53 with 8:06 left and then closed regulation with an 8-2 run to force overtime. Shane Gibson drained consecutive 3-pointers to start the run, and then Phil Gaetano hit two free throws with 28 seconds left to tie it 71-71 and force the extra session.

Wagner opened overtime on an 8-2 run. Gaetano pulled the Pioneers within 79-76 with a 3-pointer, but the Seahawks closed with a 5-2 stretch to wrap up the win.

Gibson, the reigning NEC Player of the Week, finished with 22 points, while Gaetano added 12 points and 11 assists.

Wagner improved to 6-1 at home this year.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SHU
WAG
Points 78 84
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 29-66 (.439)
3P Made-Attempted 8-24 (.333) 6-16 (.375)
FT Made-Attempted 26-32 (.813) 20-31 (.645)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 11

2012-13 Season

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