Senior Stefan Perunicic was shut out for the second time in three games on Wednesday night in an 86-77 Terrier loss to LIU-Brooklyn, but head coach Glenn Braica isn’t too concerned.

“He’s really played at a high level throughout the season and he’s really hit a rough patch lately,” said Braica. “He’ll fight through it, but the last few have been tough.”

Perunicic leads St. Francis with 12.7 points per game. He is also the most lethal shooter from beyond the arc for the team, making 62 of 141 shots from downtown.

Perunicic was also limited to just three points in a win over Robert Morris on Jan. 28. His 14 points in an 80-67 win over Bryant last Saturday were the most points he has scored in a game since Jan. 21.
The Serbian native has also seen a lot of time on the court this season, averaging 29.4 minutes per game. Perunicic has logged in at least 30 points in nine contests this season.

“He has been helping us in other ways,” said teammate Travis Nichols after their game against Central Connecticut State.

In a Jan. 5 win over Quinnipiac, Perunicic became
the 12th Terrier to join the 1,000 point club.

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