NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Sophomore Ian Krishnan hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points and Central Connecticut snapped an eight-game skid and picked up its first Northeast Conference win of the season with an 86-76 victory over Wagner on Saturday.
Krishnan made 6 of 10 shots from the floor, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc, for the Blue Devils (2-20, 1-8). Freshman Jamir Reed tallied a career-high 17 points with eight rebounds and four assists off the bench for Central Connecticut, which trailed 36-31 at halftime before outscoring the Seahawks 55-40 after intermission. Karrington Wallace. another CCU sophomore, added 13 points and seven boards, while reserve Tyler Rowe scored 12 with four assists.
The Blue Devils grabbed the lead early in the second half, but Elijah Ford's layup pulled Wagner within 74-72 with 2:15 left to play. But Rowe answered with a 3-pointer and Wallace added a three-point play with 49 seconds left as Central Connecticut held on for the win.
Curtis Cobb III topped Wagner (5-14, 2-6) with 21 points on 8-of-21 shooting. Elijah Ford finished with 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for his third double-double of the season. Patrick Szpir had 12 points and 10 boards for his second double-double, while Alex Morales notched his first with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
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