Published December 29, 2012
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Patrick Jackson scored 11 points and hit the game-winning jumper with 11 seconds left to rally St. Peter's past Central Connecticut State University 71-69 Saturday.
Desi Washington led St. Peter's with 15 points.
Trailing at halftime 36-29, St. Peter's (6-6) scored the first four points of the second half to make it 36-33 at the 18:36 mark. CCSU (4-6) then used a 24-14 run to take a 60-47 lead with 7:32 left to play. Adonis Burbage scored 14 points during the run.
The Peacocks answered with 22-9 run, with Washington's 3-pointer tying the game at 69 with 2:39 left in the game.
Both teams went cold from the field until Jackson's jumper with 11 seconds left.
Kyle Vinales missed a late jumper to tie the game for CCSU.
Burbage made 5 of 8 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points for the Blue Devils.