LIU Brooklyn 75, Manhattan 48

Brandon Thompson hit seven 3-pointers en route to a career-best

23 points, grabbed six boards and had two steals to lead LIU

Brooklyn to a 75-48 win over Manhattan on Sunday.

Thompson entered the game as the lone LIU Brooklyn (5-4) starter

not averaging double-figure points. His seven treys are the most

for the Blackbirds since Charles Jones hit eight against Wagner in

1998.

Booker Hucks came off the bench for 12 points and Jamal

Olasewere had 11 points and a game-high nine boards for LIU

Brooklyn, which won its fifth straight after opening the season

with four consecutive losses.

After Thompson opened the second half with 3-pointers on

back-to-back possessions, Manhattan’s (3-6) Michael Alvarado (10

points) made two free throws to make the score 43-33 with 14:45

remaining.

But LIU Brooklyn held Manhattan without a field goal until

Andujar Emmy’s (12 points) layup with just under 6 minutes

left.