LIU beats Central Connecticut State 57-44

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NEW YORK (AP)—Jaytornah Wisseh scored 16 points, six in Long Island University’s game-ending 14-3 run, and the Blackbirds beat Central Connecticut State 57-44 on Saturday.

Kyle Johnson added 11 points for Long Island (5-7, 2-1 Northeast Conference), while Michael Culpo had 10.

Robby Ptacek had 15 points for the Blue Devils (5-7, 1-1) and Aaron Hall added 10.

The Blackbirds, after missing their first 10 3-point attempts of the game, took the lead for good at 29-28 on Culpo’s 3 with 14:24 left.

After Ptacek’s two free throws got Central Connecticut within 43-41 with 6:15 to go, Wisseh, who had eight rebounds, took charge down the stretch.

The Blackbirds finished 2-for-15 from 3-point range, while the Blue Devils were 4-of-20 with Ptacek going 3-for-8.

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