Agosto sinks 2 late FTs, LIU Brooklyn edges Brown 83-81
NEW YORK (AP) — Jashaun Agosto sank two free throws with one second left and LIU Brooklyn nipped past Brown 83-81 Friday night in a game in which the Blackbirds had led by 15 and trailed by 11.
Brandon Anderson, who scored 17points, put Brown ahead 75-64 with 5:47 remaining, but Julian Batts turned a Tamenang Choh shot block into a 3-pointer that began the LIU Brooklyn rally. Agosto then stole the ball from Choh and Batts added a 3-point play on the other end.
Batts finished with 26 points — including 7 of 9 at the foul line — grabbed six rebounds and made four steals. Raiquan Clark added 14 points before fouling out and Agosto scored 12 with four assists for the Blackbirds (2-0).
Obi Okolie also scored 17 for the Bears (0-1) and Desmond Cambridge added 13.
The Blackbirds’ win avenged last season’s 94-86 loss to Brown in the first meeting between the schools.