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.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.