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.
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