NCAA Basketball

Sacred Heart Pioneers (12-18)


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@ Bryant 
W 74-57
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@ FDU 
W 91-86
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vs. RMor 
L 63-73
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vs. StF-Pa 
W 88-78
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vs. LIU 
L 76-84
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LIU Brooklyn eliminates Sacred Heart, 84-76

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Joel Hernandez scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and No. 6-seeded LIU Brooklyn beat No. 3-seeded Sacred Heart 84-76 in the quarterfinal round of the Northeastern Conference tournament on Wednesday night.

The win avenges the Blackbirds two regular season losses to Sacred Heart.

Brooklyn (16-14) led just 77-74 with 1:12 left, but scored seven of the last nine points to close out the game. All seven came from the free throw line. Martin Hermannsson hit a pair, followed by two from Hernandez, and finally three in a row from Iverson Fleming to close it out.

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Leaders
Points: C. Broome23.1
Rebounds: J. Allen5.4
Assists: C. Broome2.9
FG%: C. Broome44.5%
FT%: T. Falzon80.0%
3P%: C. Broome31.1%
Steals: C. Broome1.7
Blocks: T. Falzon1.4
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas33-5
2 Michigan State29-6
3 North Carolina33-7
4 Virginia29-8
5 Oregon31-7
6 Villanova35-5
7 Oklahoma29-8
8 West Virginia26-9
9 Xavier28-6
10 Miami (FL)27-8
10 Kentucky27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova35-5
2 North Carolina33-7
3 Kansas33-5
4 Oklahoma29-8
5 Virginia29-8
6 Oregon31-7
7 Michigan State29-6
8 Miami (FL)27-8
9 Indiana27-8
10 Syracuse23-14
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Northeast Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Wagner 13-5 23-11
Fairleigh Dickinson 11-7 18-15
St. Francis Brooklyn 11-7 15-17
Sacred Heart 11-7 12-18
Mount St. Mary's 10-8 14-19
LIU Brooklyn 9-9 16-15
Saint Francis U 9-9 13-17
Robert Morris 8-10 10-22
Bryant 5-13 8-23
Central Connecticut State 3-15 4-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 73.9 (152)
Rebounds: 12.6 (54)
Assists: 12.1 (263)
FG%: 43.7% (196)
FT%: 68.8% (215)
3P%: 31.1% (311)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 77.9 (306)
Rebounds: 25.0 (193)
Assists: 14.5 (275)
FG%: 44.9% (263)
FT%: 69.1% (127)
3P%: 35.9% (263)
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