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Manhattan 77, St. Francis, NY 69

NEW YORK (AP) -- Devon Austin had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Manhattan overcame an eight-point second-half deficit to defeat St. Francis (N.Y.) 77-69 on Saturday night.

Antoine Pearson added 10 points and Jamel Ferguson and Rashad Green had nine apiece for the Jaspers (3-2).

Marcus Williams scored 18 points, Robert Hines 16 and Jamaal Womack 12 for the visiting Terriers (2-3).

Hines and Williams each scored nine points in helping St. Francis to a 35-32 halftime lead.

The Terriers led by as much as 54-46 after Hines scored with 12:52 left in the game.

Austin's basket at 8:10 capped a 12-3 scoring run that propelled Manhattan to a 58-57 lead.

Austin hit a 3-point field goal to increase the advantage to 69-61 with 5:06 remaining.