Manhattan 79, Canisius 65
NEW YORK (AP)—Luis Flores scored 24 points and Manhattan never trailed in extending its winning streak to 15 games with a 79-65 victory over Canisius on Saturday.
Only Louisville, which had won 16 in a row entering Saturday night’s game against Houston, had a longer winning streak than Manhattan in Division I. The Jaspers (19-3, 12-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) moved within two victories of matching the school record of 17 in a row set in 1930-31.
Manhattan was never threatened after rattling off the first eight points against Canisius (8-14, 4-9), four apiece by Flores and Dave Holmes.
Holmes finished with 10 points, one of five Jaspers in double figures. Justin Jackette scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half, Jason Wingate added 11 and Mike Konovelchick had 10.
Hodari Mallory and Jon Ferris each scored 15 points to pace the Golden Griffins.
Manhattan got baskets from four different players in ending the first half with eight unanswered points for a 38-20 advantage at the break.
The Jaspers continued to pull away by opening the second half with a 9-4 run. Flores capped the surge with a fast-break layup that made it 47-24 just 2:49 into the second half.
Manhattan led by as many as 26 points, 73-47, on Flores’ 3-pointer from the right side. The Jaspers connected on 10 of 25 shots from beyond the arc.
Canisius was 5-of-15 from long range and committed 17 turnovers.