Pearson scores 19 to lead Manhattan past NJIT

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—Antoine Pearson scored a game-high 19 points—including three 3-pointers—as Manhattan coasted to a 70-28 win over the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday.

Devon Austin came off the bench to add 13 points and six rebounds for the Jaspers (1-0), who made 48 percent of their shots and also had a dominant defensive performance, forcing 17 turnovers and recording eight steals.

Nesho Milosevic had eight points and eight rebounds for the Highlanders 0-1), who only shot 16.7 percent from the floor and were 1-11 from 3-point range. Dan Stonkus had a team-high nine rebounds.

Manhattan, though, won the battle of the boards, outrebounding NJIT 45-31.

The teams traded baskets early on, but Manhattan took command midway through the half and closed with a 29-11 run, taking a 35-17 lead at the half. The Highlanders tried to rally after the break, but they could not overcome the Jaspers defense.

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A. Pearson A. Pearson
6-7,  19 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
D. Stonkus D. Stonkus
1-3,  2 Pts
9 Rebs, 0 Assists

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