Saint Francis (Pa.) beats Sacred Heart 77-68

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) Malik Harmon scored 25 points and Earl Brown turned in a double-double as Saint Francis (Pa.) beat Sacred Heart 77-68 on Saturday.

Harmon was 7 of 14 from the floor and 10 of 11 from the line for the Red Flash (9-6, 3-1 Northeast), who notched their sixth win in the last eight games. Brown had 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Red Flash shot 48.9 percent and made 7 of 17 3-pointers (41.2) while making 26 off 33 attempts from the line.

Saint Francis led 31-29 at halftime after shooting nearly 15 percent better than Sacred Heart. The Red Flash led the rest of the way, though the Pioneers closed to 58-55 with 5:15 left. But Saint Francis made 15 of 16 free throws from there for the win.

Evan Kelley had 15 points for Sacred Heart (7-10, 1-3) which has lost eight games by single digits.

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