STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Marcus Burton scored 19 points and Orlando Parker added 16 with 10 rebounds as Wagner pulled away from Sacred Heart in the second half, posting a 74-62 victory on Thursday night.
Wagner (14-11, 8-4 Northeast Conference) scored 10 of the final 11 points in the first half, capped by a pair of layups from Parker and Burton, in taking a 34-27 lead over Sacred Heart (4-23, 1-11) into the break.
The Pioneers clawed back to within 4 points of the Seahawks and trailed 44-40 with 12:36 remaining. Feeling the pressure, Wagner ran away with the game using a 12-1 run to go up 56-41 on a Latif Rivers 3-pointer just past the midway point of the second period. Wagner maintained a big point advantage the remainder of the game.
Louis Montes was big for the Pioneers, finishing with 27 points and seven rebounds.
Citing "an abundance of caution," NC State has pushed its trip to Italy to 2017 after the U.S. State Department warned of "the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe."
Four-star power forward Royce Hamm ended his recruitment on Friday with a commitment to head coach Shaka Smart and the Texas Longhorns after also considering Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Baylor and Houston among others.
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