WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson had 27 points, Micah Seaborn added 20 and Monmouth beat Manhattan 82-71 for its fifth straight win on Friday night.
The Hawks (15-5, 7-2 Metro) had one field goal in the final eight minutes when they led 62-56, but made 18 of 20 free throws to hold the lead and were unthreatened in the final two minutes.
The Jaspers (7-13, 2-7) were led by Zane Waterman's 28 points and had three players foul out - Zavier Turner, Aaron Walker Jr., and Calvin Crawford. Walker finished with 14 points and Turner had 10.
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Monmouth took the lead for good on the opening points of the second half, a Chris Brady layup to make it 35-34. That sparked a 10-0 run and the Hawks never trailed again.
Waterman's 3-pointer with 4:50 left got the Jaspers as close as they would get at 67-65.