Manhattan beats LIU 65-61

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NEW YORK (AP)—Chris Smith scored all 20 of his points in the second half, including five 3-pointers, and Manhattan defeated Long Island University 65-61 on Monday night.

Devon Austin added 12 points and Darryl Crawford had 10 for the Jaspers (7-3), who have won four of their last five games.

David Hicks scored 16 points and Jaytornah Wisseh added 14 for the visiting Blackbirds (4-6).

Manhattan finished 9-of-20 from 3-point range while LIU was 3-of-13.

Hicks’ basket capped a 10-2 run that gave the Blackbirds a 35-34 lead with 14:45 remaining.

Smith then scored eight points in a 10-0 run as Manhattan went ahead 44-40 with 11:40 to go.

There were six lead changes and three ties after that, with the game last tied at 58 on two free throws by Crawford with 4:03 left.

The Jaspers went ahead to stay at 60-58 on a layup by Smith with 3:47 to go.

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Jaytornah Wisseh Jaytornah Wisseh
5-17,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 9 Assists
Chris Smith Chris Smith
7-12,  20 Pts
1 Rebs, 1 Assists

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