Saint Joseph’s nips LIU Brooklyn 74-70 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) DeAndre Bembry scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Isiah Miles hit the game-winning shot Tuesday to give Saint Joseph’s a 74-70 overtime win over LIU Brooklyn in an NIT Season Tip-Off game.

Miles’ layup at 2:32 in overtime put the Hawks up 71-67 and Saint Joseph’s held off the Blackbirds, who had trailed 35-29 at halftime.

Aaron Brown scored 15 points – his fourth straight game in double figures – and Chris Wilson added 13, including three 3-pointers, for the Hawks (3-2). James Demery added 11 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds to play in regulation to send the game into overtime.

Nura Zanna and Iverson Fleming each scored 14 for LIU Brooklyn (0-2), Elvar Fridriksson added 12 and Joel Hernandez 10.

LIU Brooklyn rallied to lead 67-64 in the second half after two free throws by Fridriksson.