Long Island U. 91, Army 85

Michael Culpo had 16 points as seven of Long Island University’s

eight players scored in double figures in the Blackbirds’ 91-85 win

over Army on Sunday.

The Black Knights (5-6) cut a 17-point second-half deficit to

just two points with 28 seconds left, but Long Island sealed the

win by making 4 of 6 free throws.

After the Blackbirds (7-4) led 47-39 at halftime, Army closed to

54-53 before a scoring drought lasting 5:19 helped Long Island

build a 70-53 lead.

The Black Knights fell below .500 for the first time this

season.

Kyle Johnson added 13 points and Jamal Olasewere had 12 for Long

Island, while Julian Boyd, C.J. Garner and Jason Brickman had 11

and David Hicks 10. Kenny Onyechi, the only other Blackbirds player

to see action, had seven points.

Ella Ellis led Army with 19 points, Jeremy Hence had 17 and Josh

Herbeck had a career-best 15 on five 3-pointers.