NEW YORK -- Rhamel Brown scored 18 points and Manhattan led wire-to-wire in a 65-53 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win over Marist on Sunday, snapping a two-game skid.
The Jaspers (5-11, 3-3) led 27-9 midway through the first half and shot 68.2 percent (15 of 22) en route to a 40-26 lead at intermission.
The Red Foxes climbed back to within seven points twice late in the game, the last time at 57-50 with 3:46 left, but Manhattan hit 6 of 10 free throws and Brown dunked with 14 seconds remaining for the final margin.
Brown, who was 7 of 10 from the field, but just 4 of 13 from the line, also had seven rebounds and seven blocks. Shane Richards added 11 points.
It may only be June but Western Kentucky head coach Rick Stansbury just landed the mid-major steal of the 2017 recruiting class with a commitment from five-star center Mitchell Robinson.
Shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, ranked No. 45 in the ESPN 100, chose the Washington Huskies on Wednesday over California. As a junior he led Garfield Heights to a state championship and was named MVP of the tournament.
Donnie Tyndall has filed an appeal to reverse the 10-year show cause penalty he received from the NCAA in April for violations that occurred while he was coaching Southern Mississippi.