Kyle Johnson scores 18 points and LIU beats winless Canisius 70-63

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NEW YORK (AP)—Kyle Johnson scored 18 points, Kellen Allen added 16 and LIU rallied for a 70-63 victory over winless Canisius on Saturday night.

Eugene Kotorobai added 12 points for the Blackbirds (3-1), who trailed 37-27 at the half.

Willie Hassell led the Griffins (0-4) with 19 points. Frank Tulner and Jovan Robinson each added 11.

Robinson scored all of all his 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in the first half as Canisius built a 10-point halftime lead.

A layup by Julius Coles gave the Griffins their largest lead of the game, 47-31, with 16:07 left.

LIU responded with a 34-9 run behind Johnson’s 13 points to take a 65-56 lead with 4:09 remaining.

Canisius got as close as 67-63 on Tulner’s jumper at 1:07

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W. Hassell W. Hassell
8-17,  19 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists
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K. Johnson K. Johnson
6-11,  18 Pts
3 Rebs, 1 Assists

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