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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