NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – C.J. Garner scored 17 points to lead Long Island University to a 72-67 victory over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
Jamal Olasewere added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Blackbirds (11-4, 3-1 Northeast Conference), who extended their winning streak to five games and improved to 7-2 on the road.
Ken Horton hit six 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead Central Connecticut State (9-6, 2-2), which had a five-game winning streak snapped.
Long Island trailed 59-53 before Olasewere and Garner scored four points each to key an 11-0 run for a 64-59 lead with 5:15 remaining.
The Blue Devils stayed close for the next 2 minutes, but Garner sealed it with two free throws with 9 seconds left.
David Hicks added 14 points for Long Island, which shot 68.2 percent from the field (15 of 22) in the second half.
Robby Ptacek added 22 points for Central Connecticut State.