BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Senior Neil Smith scored 17 points, including Long Island's last five of the game, to lift the Blackbirds to a 68-65 Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary's last night.
The loss ended a three-game winning streak for the Mount (4-9, 2-1). Long Island is 5-7, 1-3 in the NEC.
The Mount had trailed the entire game until the 13-minute, 56-second mark of the second half, when John Miller scored a three-point play for a 50-48 lead.
The Mount led, 55-51, with 10:58 remaining, but LIU scored 10 unanswered points. Senior Brent McCollin, who led LIU with 20 points, scored the last five in the run for a 61-55 lead with 8:46 to go.