LIU 91, Fairleigh Dickinson 80

Julian Boyd scored 21 points and grabbed 20 rebounds, and Jamal

Olasewere had 24 points as LIU Brooklyn clinched the Northeast

Conference regular-season title by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson

91-80 Thursday night.

Jason Brickman had 13 assists for the Blackbirds (22-7, 16-1)

after getting 16 in LIU’s 99-89 win over Quinnipiac last

Saturday.

LIU won its eighth game in a row and ninth straight over the

Knights (2-26, 1-16), but Fairleigh Dickinson trailed just 48-47

with 17:34 remaining. A 22-8 run by the Blackbirds over the next

7:34, including 13 points by Olasewere, gave them a 70-55

advantage.

C.J. Garner added 19 points for LIU, including 10 of 10 from the

free throw line. The Blackbirds made 25 of 29 free throws to the

Knights’ 6 of 11.

Melquan Bolding scored 21 points for Fairleigh Dickinson. George

Goode had 16 points and Kinu Rochford 14 points and 12

rebounds.