LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Jerome Frink scored 27 points, added nine rebounds and four assists, and LIU Brooklyn escaped with an 82-78 win over UMass Lowell in overtime on Saturday.
Iverson Fleming drilled a 3 on the opening possession of the extra period, combining with a Frink layup to give the Blackbirds (5-1) a quick 73-68 lead.
The River Hawks managed to cut it to 73-72 on a Jahad Thomas jumper with 2:57 to go. But layups by Fleming and Nura Zanna coupled with a free throw by Frink pushed it back to 80-74, and UMass Lowell never recovered.
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Flemming scored 16 to go with five assists and four steals while Zanna had 15 points and 12 boards for LIU Brooklyn.
Tyler Livingston matched Frink with a game high 27 for the River Hawks (2-5), including 7 of 10 from deep. Thomas added 21 form UMass Lowell.