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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Tuesday night NEC men's action/stories from sportsline via Assoc. Press

The beginning of the SHU slide????


FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -Michael Peeples' reverse layup with 48 seconds left gave Fairleigh Dickinson the lead for good in a 91-88 win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday.

FDU improved to (10-10 5-4 Northeast Conference) in handing Sacred Heart (10-10, 6-3) its first home loss of the season after five straight wins.

Manny Ubilla had his team-leading 21 points all in the first half for the Knights. Cameron Tyler added 19 and Andre Harris and Peeples finished with 16.

Chauncey Hardy led the Pioneers with 21 points and Joey Henley had 16.

Sacred Heart took an 86-85 lead with 1:06 left when Henley hit one of two free throws, but Peeples' basket followed by Harris' steal and Tyler's layup lifted the Knights to an 89-86 advantage with 32 seconds left.

After two free throws by FDU's Sean Baptiste with 17.3 seconds to go, Sacred Heart's Ryan Litke missed a game-tying 3-pointer with three seconds left.

The Knights led 43-40 at halftime on Ubilla's 3-pointer at the buzzer.

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That MU loss to LIU at home looking more damaging each day... as....

NEW YORK (AP) -Matt Vitale scored 19 points to lead five double-figure scorers for Wagner in an 80-77 victory over Long Island University on Tuesday night.

James Ulrich amd Mark Porter each had 14 points for the Seahawks (8-13, 5-5 Northeast Conference), who trailed 33-32 at halftime. Justin Drummond had 11 points, and Jamal Smith added 10.

Donovin McClendon scored 13 points to pace the Blackbirds (7-14, 3-7), who have lost five straight.

McClendon made two free throws to give LIU its final lead, 63-62 at 14:32. Vitale followed with a 3-pointer to put Wagner on top for good at 16:01.

Porter made two from the line to give Wagner its largest advantage, 74-68 with 54 seconds remaining.


LATEST 2006-2007 NEC Men's Basketball Standings
including games played through 1/30/2007

School NEC Pct. Overall Pct Streak Home Away Neutral
1. Central Conn. St. 9-1 .900 12-10 .545 W7 6-4 6-3 0-3
2. Mount St. Mary's 7-3 .700 8-13 .381 W2 6-3 2-10 0-0
3. Sacred Heart 6-3 .667 10-10 .500 L2 5-1 4-8 1-1
4. Quinnipiac 6-4 .600 8-11 .421 L1 5-4 3-7 0-0
5. Fairleigh Dickinson 5-4 .556 10-10 .500 W1 4-4 5-6 1-0
6. Robert Morris 5-5 .500 13-6 .684 L1 8-1 5-5 0-0
Wagner 5-5 .500 8-13 .381 W2 5-5 3-8 0-0
8. Monmouth 4-5 .444 9-12 .429 W2 7-2 1-9 1-1
9. Long Island 3-7 .300 7-14 .333 L5 5-5 2-9 0-0
St. Francis (NY) 3-7 .300 5-17 .227 L1 3-5 2-10 0-2
11. St. Francis (PA) 1-10 .091 4-18 .182 L13 3-8 1-10 0-0

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