Kotorobai’s 24 points help LIU rout Wagner 85-65

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NEW YORK (AP)—Eugene Kotorobai scored 24 points and had 11 rebounds as Long Island University snapped a three-game losing streak with an 85-65 rout of Wagner on Thursday night.

Kyle Johnson added 20 points for the Blackbirds (10-6, 2-3 Northeast Conference), while David Hicks had 18.

Jamal Smith led the Seahawks (12-5, 5-1) with 17 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, and Mark Porter added 11 points.

Durrel Vinson’s tipin with 10:18 of the first half gave visiting Wagner a 22-20 lead, the Seahawks’ only one of the game.

LIU outscored Wagner 20-8 the rest of the half behind Johnson’s eight points and two 3-pointers by Hicks. The Blackbirds opened the second half on 9-2 run to go up 49-32 with 15:38 left.

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 Wagner
J. Smith J. Smith
6-13,  17 Pts
12 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Long Island
E. Kotorobai E. Kotorobai
6-9,  24 Pts
11 Rebs, 0 Assists

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