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Manhattan 53, Fairfield 51

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NEW YORK (AP) - Kidani Brutus made a 3-pointer with 2:27 remaining and Manhattan held on to beat Fairfield 53-51 on Sunday.

Brutus' long-range shot capped an 11-3 run, in which the Jaspers went 3 of 3 from the field and 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Manhattan (10-7, 3-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Association) was just 8 of 20 from the field in the second half, but outscored the Stags 26-24 in the final 20 minutes.

After Manhattan tied it for the 11th time, 49-49, on Michael Alvarado's free throws with 3:35 left. Rakim Sanders' dunk put the Stags up 51-49 with 2:56 left.

Brutus then hit his long-range shot. Fairfield missed three shots, and Michael Alvarado made a free throw with 18 seconds left for the final margin.

George Beamon paced the Jaspers with 16 points.

Sanders had 14 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Stags (8-8, 3-2).

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Fairfield Stags
R. Sanders, F324-86-8130214
M. Barrow, F221-42-23234
R. Olander, C172-32-21046
D. Needham, G352-120-02354
D. Wade, G311-63-45225
J. Fields232-70-03105
A. Jones111-12-22004
K. Matthews110-20-01020
C. Nickerson111-31-10113
S. Crawford72-40-11016
Totals 16-5016-203392051
 32%80% 
Manhattan Jaspers
E. Andujar, F284-62-343110
R. Colonette, F101-20-01032
G. Beamon, G345-103-641116
M. Alvarado, G291-43-64115
M. Koita, G70-30-01000
K. Brutus283-60-02338
R. Brown182-32-23236
L. McCabe-Moran140-63-45023
D. Kates120-11-20201
R. McCoy111-10-03022
D. Coulibaly50-10-02000
K. Laue40-00-00010
Totals 17-4314-2334121753
 39.5%60.9% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona9-216-655
Rider8-314-8129
Monmouth8-312-10194
Manhattan7-410-10242
Canisius7-512-9132
Siena5-58-11259
Quinnipiac5-711-10202
Fairfield4-76-15274
St. Peters3-89-13228
Niagara3-94-17311
Marist3-94-18338
 
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