NEW YORK — Rasheem Dunn scored 23 points, Jalen Jordan sank career-high six 3-pointers Sunday and St. Francis Brooklyn snapped an 18-game losing streak with a 77-74 victory over Brown.
Clinging to a one-point lead with 19 seconds left, St. Francis (1-2) got a free throw from Glenn Sanabria, who then drew a foul at the other end while hauling in a defensive rebound and again went 1 for 2 at the line to make it 77-74 with six seconds to go. Brown’s Brandon Anderson had a 3-pointer hit the front rim at the buzzer.
St. Francis won back-to-back games in overtime last December, but lost its final 16 games last season to go 4-27. On Wednesday, St. Francis lost to Manhattan 80-79 in overtime.
Brown (2-1) had trailed by eight at the half but closed the gap midway through the second half and retook the lead with Anderson’s 3-pointer to cap a 7-2 spurt that made it 69-68 with 3:13 to play. St. Francis scored the next seven points, a 3-pointer from Jordan sandwiched between four of Dunn’s six free throws, to take the lead for good 75-69.
Jordan finished with 22 points and D.J. Porter added 11 points to go with 10 rebounds for St. Francis.
Anderson’s 21 points led three Brown players in double figures.