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Lafayette 73, Wagner 67

NEW YORK -- Andrew Brown scored 22 points to lead Lafayette to a 73-67 victory over Wagner on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Jeff Kari added 15 points for the Leopards.

Llew Radford had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Seahawks, and Jamal Smith also had 17 points.

Wagner led 45-41 on a jumper by Smith with 16:11 to play when the Leopards went on an 11-2 run capped by two free throws by Brown with 12:13 left. Wagner was able to cut it to 56-55 but Lafayette went on a 7-0 run that was capped by Darion Benbow's two free throws with 8 minutes left.