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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Quinnipiac wins crucial NEC contest

The Bobcats won their second straight game on Saturday night, cruising to a 23-point win over Monmouth.
Here are the details from the schools web site:

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) tossed in a game-high 18 points on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team cruised to a Northeast Conference victory at Monmouth University, 71-48, at the Multipurpose Athletic Center in West Long Branch, N.J. With the win, the Bobcats have now defeated the Hawks in six straight meetings, winning five of those match-ups by double-digits.
Quinnipiac, now 13-10 overall and 6-6 in the NEC, climbed back to the .500 mark in conference play. James Johnson led the way offensively, as the senior guard finished 8-of-16 from the floor, 2-of-6 from long distance, dished out three assists and snatched one steal in the triumph. Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.), Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) each nabbed eight points and combined for more than half of the team’s rebounds (26). Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) joined the attack with nine points to go along with five rebounds and a game-high seven assists.
Quinnipiac is back in action on Wednesday, Feb. 8 when the team plays host to intrastate rival Central Connecticut State. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center. For all the latest news, scores and highlights pertaining to the men’s basketball program, visit

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