LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Freshman Shane Richards missed just one shot en route to 19 points and Rhamel Brown posted a double-double in Manhattan's 62-51 win over Rider on Sunday in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play to snap a three-game skid.
Brown finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Richards was 7 of 8 from the field, 4 of 5 from 3-point range and made his only free throw for Manhattan, which led 29-26 at halftime and shot 55 percent (11 of 20) in the second half to pull away.
Jonathon Thompson scored 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting for Rider (11-11, 6-4) but the rest of the team shot a combined 12 of 31. The Broncs also converted just 6 of 22 3-point attempts.
Manhattan (6-14, 4-6) registered a 33-21 rebounding advantage, outscored Rider 24-14 in the paint and got 37 points off the bench.
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.