Scores

Final

Monmouth 56

(5-9, 0-1 NEC)

Wagner 60

(7-5, 1-0 NEC)

7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2013

Spiro Sports Center, Staten Island, New York

1 2 T
MONM 24 3256
WAG 27 3360

Top Performers

Monmouth: A. Nicholas 21 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast

Wagner: M. Burton 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

Wagner 60, Monmouth (NJ) 56

Associated Press

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Marcus Burton led four Wagner players in double figures with 15 points as they beat Monmouth (N.J.) 60-56 Thursday night in the Northeast Conference opener for both teams.

Mario Moody finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, and Kenneth Ortiz and Jonathon Williams added 10 points apiece for Wagner (7-5).

Trailing by 15, 49-34, with 9:28 remaining in the second half, Monmouth (5-9) cut the lead to just one, 55-54, behind Andrew Nicholas' three-point play with 1:34 left to play.

After Moody made a pair of free throws to extend Wagner's lead to three, 57-54, Jesse Steele's layup made it 57-56 with 47 seconds remaining.

Burton connected on 3 of 4 free throws in the last 25 seconds and Dion Nesmith had a crucial turnover for Monmouth with 9 seconds left as Wagner held on for the victory.

Nicholas led the Hawks with a game-high 21 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
WAG
Points 56 60
FG Made-Attempted 19-51 (.373) 19-44 (.432)
3P Made-Attempted 8-18 (.444) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 10-14 (.714) 18-23 (.783)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 4 15

2012-13 Season

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