BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rico Pickett scored 21 points, shooting 9 of 16 from the floor, to lead Manhattan over Canisius 71-57 on Sunday.
Nick Walsh scored all five of his points in the first 3 minutes and Pickett added three more, helping the Jaspers to an 8-2 advantage they'd never relinquish.
The Jaspers led by nine points at the half and outscored Canisius 39-34 in the second half to seal the win.
Manhattan shot 50.8 percent from the floor (31-for-61) compared to just a 33.3 mark (17-for-51) for the Golden Griffins.
The Jaspers scored 22 points off of 20 turnovers and outscored Canisius 42-26 in the paint.