NEW YORK -- Chauncey Hawkins hit three of four free throw attempts in the final 21 seconds to help St. Francis-Brooklyn win its third straight game on its home court, holding off NJIT 73-71 on Saturday afternoon.
St. Francis (5-6) is now 3-0 at home.
Shyquan Gibbs hit two jumpers and a free throw to tie the game and then put the Highlanders in front, 66-65 with 2:28 left, but Deniz Celen put the Terriers ahead for good with a jumper with 2:02 left. NJIT stayed within a field goal the rest of the way but could not overtake St. Francis.
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