Scores

Final

Canisius 63

(3-4, 0-1 MAAC)

Manhattan 81

(4-2, 1-0 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, December 5, 2008

    Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York

    1 2 T
    CAN 31 3263
    MAN 35 4681

    Top Performers

    Canisius: G. Logins 13 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    Manhattan: D. Austin 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Manhattan 81, Canisius 63

    Associated Press

    NEW YORK -- Devon Austin scored 20 points and Chris Smith added 17, helping Manhattan defeat Canisius 81-63 on Friday night in the MAAC opener for both teams.

    Leading 44-40 early in the second half, Manhattan (4-2, 1-0) went on a 30-13 run to take a 74-53 lead with 4:11 left. Austin and Smith each had seven points during the decisive run.

    The Golden Griffins (3-4, 0-1) never got closer than 15 the rest of the way.

    Darryl Crawford added 16 points for Manhattan, who shot 11-of-22) from 3-point range.

    Chris Gadley led Canisius with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Frank Turner finished with 15 points and Greg Logins had 11.

    Manhattan has beaten Canisius in 12 of the team's last 14 meetings.

    It was the Jaspers' fourth-straight MAAC-opening win and seventh in the last eight years.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CAN
    MAN
    Points 63 81
    FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 11-22 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-29 (.621) 22-29 (.759)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2008-09 Season

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