If this would have been a 36-minute game, LIU would right now be looking at a 7-1 record. But college hoops is still a 40-minute game and the last four minutes for LIU spelled their demise as the Blackbirds fell at Incarnate Word Saturday afternoon, 90-79, and thus snapping their three-game win streak.
LIU lead for most of the first 36 minutes but the lead never got above eight and it never got above six in the second half as the two teams played a rather close and entertaining game.
After LIU took a two-point lead after a pair of Nura Zanna free throws with 4:47 remaining, the Cardinals would end the game outscoring the Blackbirds 22-8 and used a 17-4 run in a span of 3:09 to turn a close game into a bit of a laugher. [Read more…]