Scores

Final

Manhattan 94

(11-19, 4-14 MAAC)

Loyola (MD) 79

(13-17, 6-12 MAAC)

    7:30 PM ET, March 5, 2010

    1 2 T
    MAN 51 4394
    L-MD 36 4379

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: R. Pickett 33 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Loyola (MD): S. Walker 26 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Manhattan 94, Loyola, Md. 79

    Associated Press

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- Rico Pickett scored a career-high 33 points to lead ninth-seeded Manhattan past eighth-seeded Loyola (Md.) 94-79 in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Friday night.

    Darryl Crawford added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Jaspers, who avenged a 71-59 loss to Loyola to close the regular season.

    Shane Walker had 26 points for the Greyhounds (13-17), who also got 13 from Jamal Barney.

    Brandon Adams had 14 for Manhattan (11-19), which advanced to face top-seeded Siena in Saturday's quarterfinal round.

    Loyola managed to whittle a 19-point deficit to 69-64 with 8 minutes left. But Pickett hit a layup and two free throws on a flagrant foul call with 4:40 remaining to increase Manhattan's advantage.

    Manhattan sprinted to a 17-4 lead and took a 51-36 edge into the break behind 23 first-half points from Pickett.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    L-MD
    Points 94 79
    FG Made-Attempted 26-58 (.448) 26-52 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-13 (.308) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 38-46 (.826) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 28 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Feb 7, 2010 L-MD 62, @MAN 56Recap
    Feb 28, 2010 @L-MD 71, MAN 59Recap
    » Mar 5, 2010 MAN 94, @L-MD 79Recap