Columbia beats Marist 63-58

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NEW YORK (AP)—K.J. Matsui scored all 11 of his points in a 7 1/2 -minute span of the second half and Columbia beat Marist 63-58 on Sunday in the third-place game of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.

Norwua Agho had 13 points and Niko Scott added 11 for the Lions (4-6), who lost 64-52 to Virginia Tech in the first round.

Ryan Schneider had 16 points and R.J. Hall added 13 for the Red Foxes (3-8), who lost their fourth straight. Marist lost 65-44 to St. John’s in the opening round.

Matsui had eight points in a 14-0 run that gave Columbia a 55-51 lead with 6:14 to play.

Marist got within one point three times, the last at 59-58 on two free throws by Schneider with 1:25 to play.

After a Columbia turnover, Marist’s Dejuan Goodwin missed a 3-point attempt. Hall got the rebound only to turn the ball over on a short pass with 14 seconds to go.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Marist
R.J. Hall R.J. Hall
4-12,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 6 Assists
 Columbia
Noruwa Agho Noruwa Agho
4-7,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists

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