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Fairleigh Dickinson defeats St. Francis 78-75

Jan 24, 2010 - 4:03 AM HACKENSACK, N.J.(AP) -- Mike Scott scored 20 points and dished out nine assists to lead Fairleigh Dickinson to a 78-75 victory over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday night.

Sean Baptiste added 19 points for the Knights (5-15, 4-4 Northeast Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak with the win.

Fairleigh Dickinson held a 76-73 lead after Scott made a pair of free throws with 21 seconds left. St. Francis' Will Felder responded with a short jumper that cut the Knights' lead to one, and Scott was fouled again immediately.

With 6 seconds remaining, Scott nailed both free throws, making the score 78-75. St. Francis had one last chance to tie the score, but Sorena Orandi's 3-point shot was released after the final buzzer sounded, giving Fairleigh Dickinson the three-point victory.

Devin Sweetney scored 19 points to lead the Red Flash (5-14, 3-5), who are now 0-10 on the road. Felder added 17 points.