Fairleigh Dickinson beats Sacred Heart 64-59 in OT

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP)—Alvin Mofunanya had his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 15 rebounds and Mike Scott scored 16 as Fairleigh Dickinson rallied from a 19-point deficit to defeat Sacred Heart 64-59 in overtime on Thursday night.

The Knights (11-19, 10-7 Northeast Conference) swept the series with the Pioneers, also winning 88-85 on Jan. 2 after being down 22 points.

Sacred Heart (13-15, 6-11) took a 14-4 lead as the Knights made just one of their first 20 shots.

After the Pioneers led 43-24, Scott hit a 3-pointer to tie the score at 52 with 58 seconds to play, forcing overtime.

Sacred Heart missed three free throws in the final 2:21 of regulation.

The Knights took their first lead of the game, 54-52, 3 seconds into overtime and increased the lead to four.

The Pioneers pulled ahead 57-56, but Kamil Svrdlik scored off his own rebound for Fairleigh Dickinson.

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 Fair. Dickinson
Alvin Mofunanya Alvin Mofunanya
6-16,  15 Pts
15 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Sacred Heart
Chauncey Hardy Chauncey Hardy
7-10,  21 Pts
8 Rebs, 4 Assists

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