Manhattan defeats Loyola of Maryland 72-65

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BALTIMORE (AP)—Chris Smith scored 17 points to lead Manhattan to a 72-65 win over Loyola of Maryland on Saturday night.

Smith also had nine rebounds for the Jaspers (13-10, 7-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while Laurence Jolicoeur chipped in with 17 points and eight rebounds.

After the score was tied at 17-17 midway through the first half, Manhattan went on a 10-3 run to assume a 27-20 lead with 5:08 remaining. They carried a 31-24 lead into halftime.

The Greyhounds (11-14, 6-7) stayed close and cut the lead to 61-60 on a 3-pointer from Marquis Sullivan with 1:28 left on the game clock. But Manhattan maintained their lead, ending the game with a 5-0 run in the final 23 seconds to seal the win.

Loyola was paced by Sullivan, who scored 15. Brad Farrell and Jamal Barney chipped in with 12 points apiece.

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