Joel Hernandez scored 15 points and hit a game winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to help lead Long Island-Brooklyn to a 71-68 win over Loyola Maryland on Monday night.
The game was the season opener for the Blackbirds. Loyola Maryland entered after a season-opening loss to Tennessee State on Friday.
The score was tied on three separate occasions over the final three minutes, and neither team held a lead greater than two points.
Aakim Saintil hit a jumper for Brooklyn, which gave the Blackbirds a 68-66 lead with 1:02 left. After a foul by Saintil on the ensuing possession, Andre Walker stepped to the line and drilled a pair of free throws to tie the score at 68 with 43...