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Zanna’s late layup lifts LIU Brooklyn over Sacred Heart

January 27, 2017

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Iverson Fleming scored 22 points and Nura Zanna made a go-ahead layup with 20 seconds left, and LIU Brooklyn held off Sacred Heart 60-57 on Thursday night.

The Blackbirds never trailed in second half and had their largest lead, 51-45, with 7:39 to play. Mario Matasovic’s 3-pointer pulled Sacred Heart to a 57-57 tie with 51 seconds left. Zanna made it 59-57, and Quincy McKnight missed a pair of free throws on the Pioneers’ next possession. Jashaun Agosto made 1 of 2 from the line to cap the scoring with 13 seconds to play, and Matej Buovac missed a 3-pointer to end it.

Fleming was 9 of 17 from the field. Jerome Frink added 13 points and 15 rebounds for LIU Brooklyn (14-8, 7-2 Northeast Conference). Zanna chipped in eight points and 10 rebounds.

McKnight had 16 points to lead Sacred Heart (8-14, 3-6). Matasovic finished with 13 points.

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