STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) Latif Rivers scored a team-high 22 points and Naofall Folahan added eight with 15 rebounds to help Wagner beat Division-II Chestnut Hill 75-67 Tuesday night.
The Seahawks (1-1)held a slim two-point lead midway through the first half, but held Chestnut Hill to eight points for the next ten minutes, coasting out to a 43-23 advantage at the break.
The Griffins, who shot just 22 of 62 from the field, made a late charge but couldn't only cut the deficit to eight with 3:33 remaining.
Marcus Burton hit a layup and four late free throws to keep the Seahawks on top.
Filip Sekulic led Chestnut Hill with a game-high 23 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Wagner shot 43.1 percent from the field and had two other players in double figures, with Kenneth Ortiz and Burton each finishing with 12.