Elijah Buchanan had 14 points for Manhattan (5-4, 4-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Anthony Nelson added 12 points. Samba Diallo had 10 rebounds.
Nelson made 1 of 2 free throws with four seconds left but Marcus Hammond couldn't get the tying 3-pointer to drop at the buzzer.
Raheem Solomon had 13 points for the Purple Eagles (5-7, 4-6). Hammond added 10 points and six rebounds.
Manhattan defeated Niagara 58-49 on Friday.
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