Allen scores 19 points to lead LIU over Columbia

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NEW YORK (AP)—Kellen Allen scored 19 points to help Long Island U beat Columbia 70-60 on Tuesday night.

Eugene Kotorobai had 15 points and Kyle Johnson added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Blackbirds (2-1), who were tied 35-35 at the half. Jaytornah Wisseh finished with 13.

Nike Scott had 14 points and Ben Nwachukwu added 12 for Columbia (1-4).

Trailing 39-38, LIU went on an 8-0 run to take a 46-39 lead with 13:29 left in the game. The Lions closed to 54-51 on Scott’s 3-pointer with 5:50 left, but the Blackbirds scored the next six points to put the game away.

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