Wagner beats Central Connecticut State 87-77
NEW YORK (AP) Kenneth Ortiz led five Wagner players in double figures with 16 points and the Seahawks defeated Central Connecticut State 87-77 in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference tournament on Thursday night.
The Seahawks (25-5) shot 50 percent from the field (30 of 60), helped by 44 points in the paint and 28 points off 19 turnovers.
Josh Thompson tallied four steals for the second-seeded Seahawks, who finished with 13.
Wagner, which snapped a three game skid in tourney play, will face Robert Morris in the semifinals on Sunday.
Updated March 1, 2012