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Monmouth vs Wagner

Wagner 60, Monmouth (NJ) 56

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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Marcus Burton led four Wagner players in double figures with 15 points as they beat Monmouth (N.J.) 60-56 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Mario Moody finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, and Kenneth Ortiz and Jonathon Williams added 10 points apiece for Wagner (7-5).

Trailing by 15, 49-34, with 9:28 remaining in the second half, Monmouth (5-9) cut the lead to just one, 55-54, behind Andrew Nicholas' three-point play with 1:34 left to play.

After Moody made a pair of free throws to extend Wagner's lead to three, 57-54, Jesse Steele's layup made it 57-56 with 47 seconds remaining.

Burton connected on 3 of 4 free throws in the last 25 seconds and Dion Nesmith had a crucial turnover for Monmouth with 9 seconds left as Wagner held on for the victory.

Nicholas led the Hawks with a game-high 21 points.

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Monmouth Hawks
K. Brown, F213-40-01007
M. Ware, F203-81-54127
A. Nicholas, G347-123-321421
J. Steele, G325-150-033312
S. Spinella, G310-32-24142
D. Nesmith251-40-02333
E. Waite140-24-43034
T. O'Garro90-10-04210
J. Palm60-00-00110
G. Cox50-10-01000
C. White20-00-00000
M. DiLeo10-10-01010
Totals 19-5110-1429122256
 37.3%71.4% 
Wagner Seahawks
J. Thompson, F330-10-01330
M. Moody, F264-64-691212
N. Folahan, C100-10-02030
K. Ortiz, G312-75-723210
E. Fanning, G173-62-21018
M. Burton305-93-434215
J. Williams263-93-352010
O. Parker132-31-14045
L. Burnett90-10-03100
D. Anderson50-10-01000
Totals 19-4418-2332141760
 43.2%78.3% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona17-326-951
Rider15-521-12141
Manhattan13-719-14168
Monmouth13-718-15176
Canisius11-918-15181
Quinnipiac9-1115-15226
St. Peters8-1216-18233
Siena7-1311-20268
Niagara7-138-22285
Fairfield5-157-24299
Marist5-157-25317

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-NY16-323-12170
Robert Morris13-620-15171
Bryant13-616-15189
Mt St Marys11-815-15188
St. Fran.-Pa.10-916-16180
Sacred Heart9-1015-17243
LIU-Brooklyn8-1112-18255
Wagner8-1110-20294
F. Dickinson3-158-21312
CCSU3-155-26342
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62