Written By SFCToday Sports Staff
Rasheem Dunn scored 24 and hit a go-ahead layup late and St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball sank 5 of 6 free throws in the final 33 seconds to beat LIU Brooklyn 84-79 at home on Thursday night, the Associated Press reported.
Jalen Jordan scored 20 points with five rebounds for St. Francis.
Dunn hit four 3-pointers and added seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for the Terriers (12-15, 9-6 Northeast Conference), who moved past LIU Brooklyn (13-20, 8-7) into a four-way tie for second place in the conference.
St. Francis is joined in the second-place tie by Mount Saint Mary’s, Saint Francis U and Robert Morris with just three games remaining in the regular season.
St. Francis will now host FDU on Saturday at 4pm.
The Associated Press reported that after back-to-back layups by Joel Hernandez gave LIU Brooklyn a 74-73 lead, Dunn answered with a layup to regain the lead for good for the Terriers with 3:16 left to play.
Milija Cosic and Jordan added baskets in a 6-0 run to push the Terriers’ lead to 79-74 with 2:11 left to play and Jordan and Dunn took care of business at the free-throw line to seal the Battle of Brooklyn.