SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- MAAC Defensive Player of the Year Rhamel Brown scored 12 points with 12 rebounds and sixth-seeded Manhattan held off No. 3 seed Loyola (Md.) for a 55-52 victory in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament quarterfinals Saturday night.
Manhattan (13-17) led the entire second half, though Loyola (21-11) threatened late, pulling within 53-52 on Dylon Cormier's three-point play.The Greyhounds missed three consecutive shots in the final 35 seconds.Cormier paced the Greyhounds with 14 points and seven rebounds, while Anthony Winbush added 12 points.Manhattan plays seventh-seeded Fairfield in the semifinals Sunday at 4:30 p.m.