Scores

Final

Manhattan 81

(3-0, 2-0 away)

Fordham 67

(0-3, 0-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

    1 2 T
    MAN 41 4081
    FOR 34 3367

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: D. Crawford 17 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    Fordham: C. Bethel 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Manhattan 81, Fordham 67

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Chris Smith had 21 points as undefeated Manhattan beat winless Fordham 81-67 Saturday night.

    Devon Austin followed with 19 points for the visiting Jaspers (3-0), who held a 41-34 lead at halftime in the 101st renewal of the "Battle of the Bronx." Darryl Crawford added 17 points and Andrew Gabriel had 10.

    Chris Bethel had game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds for Fordham (0-3). Jio Fontan had 13 points.

    After Bethel's jumper gave Fordham its only lead, 10-8, at 13:44 of the first half, Manhattan took the lead for good on a jumper by Antoine Pearson.

    The Jaspers' largest of the game lead, 59-43, came at 12:27 of the second half when Austin hit one-of-two free throws.

    Manhattan has a 52-49 edge in the rivalry between the two Bronx schools.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    FOR
    Points 81 67
    FG Made-Attempted 27-55 (.491) 24-54 (.444)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 8-16 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 23-31 (.742) 11-17 (.647)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 16 2

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