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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
Iona8-215-659
Monmouth7-211-9205
Rider7-313-8142
Canisius6-411-8152
Manhattan5-48-10251
Siena5-48-10263
Quinnipiac5-511-8199
Fairfield4-66-14274
St. Peters3-69-11232
Niagara2-83-16298
Marist1-92-18341

Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
St. Fran.-NY6-212-9189
Robert Morris6-210-10172
Bryant6-29-9201
Mt St Marys5-39-10170
St. Fran.-Pa.4-410-9154
Wagner4-46-13289
Sacred Heart3-59-12260
LIU-Brooklyn3-57-12285
F. Dickinson2-67-12278
CCSU1-73-18344
 
Other games
MICH 94 Final
NW 66
COLO 83 Final
ARIZ 92
GONZ 78 Final
PEP 62