Men’s Basketball Suffers 79-70 Defeat by St. Francis Brooklyn
BROOKLYN, N.Y. – The LIU Brooklyn men's basketball fell to local rival St. Francis Brooklyn at home Monday afternoon, 79-70. The Terriers led wire-to-wire despite 29 points and 14 rebounds from LIU senior Raiquan Clark. With the loss, LIU moves to 9-9 overall, and 3-3 in the Northeast Conference. St. Francis Brooklyn jumped out to an early lead, making four of their first five shots to take a 13-1 advantage over LIU in the first four minutes of play. The Blackbirds would get on the board 45 seconds later, when senior Ty Flowers scored LIU's first field goal of the game. Just a few minutes later, an 8-3 run by the Blackbirds would close the gap to four points, 26-21 with 7:24 to play.
he Blackbirds didn't stop battling, and would close the lead to 72-66 with just under a minute to play, but the Terriers went 7-for-8 from the free throw line in the final 60 seconds, and would take the win, 79-70.