Late tip-in lifts St. Francis (Pa.) over Sacred Heart 79-78
January 16, 2015
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) Earl Brown tipped in the game-winner at the buzzer on Friday night and St. Francis (Pa.) survived a late scare from Sacred Heart 79-78.
Brown made 1 of 2 free throws with 9.6 seconds left to put St. Francis up 77-76 before Jordan Allen pushed Sacred Heart in front by one on a jumper with 7.7 seconds left.
St. Francis (10-6, 4-1 Northeast Conference) had a 20-point lead late in the first half, but allowed the Pioneers (7-11, 1-4) to completely erase it when Cane Broome's 3-pointer gave Sacred Heart a 71-70 lead with 5:32 remaining.