LIU Brooklyn beats Central Connecticut State 94-89 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Raiquan Clark had 30 points, Joel Hernandez scored five of his 18 points in overtime and LIU Brooklyn beat Central Connecticut State 94-89 on Saturday.
The Blackbirds outscored CCSU 12-7 in the extra period, with Hernandez making a 3-pointer and two free throws in the final 44 seconds as they closed on a 7-0 run.
LIU Brooklyn (10-13, 5-5 Northeast Conference) rebounded from back-to-back losses while CCSU (12-11, 5-5) had its four-game win streak snapped.
Tyson Batiste scored five points and Joe Hugley made a 3-pointer during an 8-0 spurt and CCSU tied the game at 78 with 59.5 seconds to play. Hernandez’s tip in gave the Blackbirds an 82-80 advantage with 11 seconds remaining, but Julian Batts fouled the Blue Devils’ Kashaun Hicks with a second left. Hicks missed the first free throw then intentionally missed the second attempt, and Deion Bute put back the rebound to tie it at 82 and force overtime.
Tyler Kohl scored 23 points to lead CCSU.