NEW YORK (AP) Ivan Raut scored 21 points, Prokop Slanina had 19 and 11 rebounds and Fordham defeated LIU Brooklyn 81-68 on Monday night.
Raut, a 6-foot-7 freshman guard from Montenegro, was 7 of 9 from 3-point range for his career-high output. Slanina also had career-best numbers. Joseph Chartouny added 15 points and Will Tavares 13 for the Rams (1-1).
Slanina and Raut opened the game with 3-points and the Rams were up by 10 in fewer than six minutes when Tavares made a layup. Fordham shot 52 percent (13 of 25), making 7 of 11 from 3-point range and 9 of 11 from the line, to lead 42-31 at the break.