Game day

Sacred Heart men at LIU Brooklyn

WHEN: Thursday, 7

WHERE: Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

RECORDS: Sacred Heart 9-18, 7-9 NEC; LIU Brooklyn 15-13, 10-6 NEC

SKINNY: The Pioneers have lost five straight as they continue to battle for the final Northeast Conference tournament spot. They fell at Bryant Monday 84-68 despite Shane Gibson scoring 30 points on 12-of-19 shooting. Gibson became the fifth player in NEC history to score 2,000 points in a career. ... LIU Brooklyn defeated Sacred Heart 77-73 on Jan. 3. The Blackbirds got 20 points from Booker Hucks off the bench as the LIU reserves outscored SHU's 26-1. ... The Blackbirds are in a three-way tie for third place in the league after falling in the final seconds at Wagner 94-92 on Sunday. It was their second straight loss.

UP NEXT: Saturday at St. Francis (N.Y.), 4:30