Long Island U. 87, St. Francis, NY 76
Kyle Johnson scored 19 points, leading four Long Island University players in double figures, and the Blackbirds won their fifth straight in an 87-76 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) Wednesday night.
C.J. Garner had 17 points, Jamal Olasewere 16 and Julian Boyd his third straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Long Island (19-5, 11-2 Northeast Conference).
Long Island dominated on the boards, with a 51-30 rebounding advantage that forced St. Francis to send the Blackbirds to the free-throw line. The Blackbirds attempted twice as many free throws as St. Francis, but made only 20 of 34 (58.8 percent). The Terriers (11-13, 6-7) made 11 of 17 free throws (64.7 percent).
That, and Long Island's 19 turnovers - compared to St. Francis' 11 - helped keep the game close.
Travis Nichols scored 15 points to lead St. Francis and Stefan Perunicic added 14.