Quinnipiac holds off Fairleigh Dickinson 74-65

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HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP)—Jeremy Baker scored 20 points and Justin Rutty had his 14th double-double of the season as Quinnipiac held off Fairleigh Dickinson 74-65 Saturday night to clinch a share of its first Northeast Conference regular-season championship.

The Bobcats (21-8, 15-3) tied Robert Morris for the crown, but earned the No. 1 seed and home-court advantage as they open play March 4 against Monmouth. Quinnipiac also earned an automatic bid into the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), should it lose in the NEC.

Quinnipiac used a 10-1 run to lead by 14 in the first half and 39-27 at the break.

The Bobcats led 53-36 in the second half, but the Knights (11-20, 10-8) closed to 65-62 with 3:26 left. Quinnipiac made 9 of 10 free throws down the stretch.

Rutty had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

John Galvin scored 15 points and Alvin Mofunanya had 10 points and 15 boards for the Knights.

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 Top Performers
Jeremy Baker Jeremy Baker
5-7,  20 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fair. Dickinson
Alvin Mofunanya Alvin Mofunanya
2-9,  10 Pts
15 Rebs, 5 Assists

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