RTIVERDALE, N.Y. -- George Beamon scored 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field to lead Manhattan to a 67-56 victory against Hofstra on Wednesday.
Beamon missed the first two games for the Jaspers (1-2) with an ankle injury.
Manhattan led 15-2 only 3:35 into the game, but the Pride clawed their way back to close to 29-28 at the half.
Beamon's three-point play gave Manhattan a 44-34 advantage 6:17 in the second half, Hofstra closed to 47-43 with 8:46 left, but a pair of 3-pointers by Alvarado pushed the cushion back to 10 points, and the Jaspers held on for the victory.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.