NEW YORK -- Julian Boyd scored 19 points and LIU Brooklyn knocked off Columbia 70-61 Wednesday night for the Blackbirds' first win of the season.
The Blackbirds, coming off a 104-75 loss at No. 8 Kentucky, led by seven in the first half.
After the Lions (4-3) pulled ahead 31-30 with 15:38 to go, LIU Brooklyn pulled away with a 7-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Brickman, who also had six assists.
Columbia threatened once more, with Mark Cisco's tip-in trimming the lead to 42-41. The Blackbirds answered with two Boyd free throws and another Brickman 3-pointer, and the Lions never got within four again.
LIU Brooklyn shot 61.1 percent after halftime (11 of 18).
Cisco led Columbia with 18 points and 13 rebounds.
Devin Williams' decision last month to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft has left West Virginia in a tough spot.
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.