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Columbia 70, Wagner 44

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ben Nwachukwu scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to help Columbia beat Wagner 70-44 on Tuesday night.

Wagner (2-6) had three leads in the first half of two points or less but after a 16-all tie, the Lions (6-3) scored 11 of the next 14 points to take a 27-19 halftime advantage.

Columbia began the second half with Nwachukwu hitting two inside baskets to start an 8-1 run and the Lions slowly pulled away, piling up a 20-point edge in the paint.

K.J. Matsui added 10 points for Columbia.

Joey Mundweiler led the Seahawks with nine points.