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Sam Houston State defeats LIU Brooklyn 82-78
Saturday, Dec 28, 2013

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP)—Kaheem Ransom scored 20 points as Sam Houston State defeated LIU Brooklyn 82-78 Saturday night.

Jabari Peters and Nathaniel Masson each had 16 points for the Bearkats (8-4). James Thomas scored 11.

LIU Brooklyn went on a 15-5 run to start the game and led 38-37 at halftime.

Trailing by six with seven minutes left to play, the Bearkats mounted a 15-5 run of their own to take a 69-65 lead. Ransom and Peters combined for a total of six free throws in the final 40 seconds to keep the Bearkats on top for the win.

Jason Brickman led the Blackbirds (4-8) with 26 points and 13 assists, sinking 11 of 11 free throws and 3 of 3 from 3-point range.

The Blackbirds went 65 percent from the field, 69 percent from 3-point territory and 78 percent from the line but were plagued by 28 turnovers during the contest.

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 LIU Brooklyn
Jason Brickman Jason Brickman
6-9,  26 Pts
3 Rebs, 13 Assists
 Sam Houston St.
Kaheem Ransom Kaheem Ransom
6-11,  20 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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