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