LIU Brooklyn 88, Hofstra 84

Booker Hucks made a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to left and LIU

Brooklyn overcame a 16-point deficit in the second half to defeat

Hofstra 88-84 on Saturday.

Hofstra controlled the early portion of the second half, taking

a 62-46 lead when Adam Savion scored on a driving layup with 12:01

remaining. But the Blackbirds chipped away at the deficit, and

eventually cut the margin to four points on a layup by Julian Boyd

with just over four minutes to play.

Boyd, who led LIU Brooklyn with 20 points and seven rebounds,

tied the game at 80-all on a dunk then followed with a free throw

to give the Blackbirds a one-point advantage. The Pride regained

the lead at 82-81 on Taran Buie’s jumper with 49 seconds remaining,

but Hucks answered with a 3-pointer to put LIU Brooklyn (3-4) ahead

for good.

Buie finished with 29 points for Hofstra (3-7).