NEW YORK -- Latif Rivers scored 18 points to lead Wagner past LIU Brooklyn 75-68 Thursday night in Northeastern Conference play.
After a jumper by Jason Brickman pulled LIU Brooklyn (7-13, 2-5) within four, 48-44, with 10:37 to play, Wagner slowly pulled away. The Seahawks used short spurts of 5-0 and 8-2 over the next 7 minutes to open up a 68-55 lead on a 3-pointer by Jay Harris with 3:43 left. The Blackbirds never threatened again.
Kenneth Ortiz, the two-time NEC Defensive Player of the Year, set a career high with six steals and added seven assists and five rebounds.
Parker and Moody added eight and seven rebounds, respectively.
E.J. Reed paced LIU Brooklyn with 18 points. Brickman had 13 assists.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.