POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Michael Alvarado made a half-court shot as time expired to lift Manhattan over Marist 60-59 on Sunday.
The Jaspers (4-18, 2-9 Metro Atlantic Athletic Association) trailed 56-51 with 3:18 to play and scored six straight, starting with Alvarado's first points of the game, a 3-pointer with 2:51 remaining. George Beamon then made a three-point play with 2:22 left for a 57-56 Manhattan lead.
Dorvell Carter's 3 put the Red Foxes (4-19, 3-8) back on top, 59-57, with 1:54 to play. But Marist turned the ball over once and Devin Price missed the front end of a one-and-one twice, leaving the opportunity for Alvarado's game-winner.
After Price's second missed opportunity, Demetrius Jemison came down with the rebound and called timeout for the Jaspers with 2 seconds left. Coming out of the timeout, Beamon inbounded the ball on the Marist baseline, finding Alvarado on the run. Alvarado dribbled up the court and banked in the desperation shot.
Manhattan, which trailed 25-24 at halftime, made 6 of 12 from 3-point range in the second half.
Beamon led the Jaspers with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kidani Brutus and Djibril Coulibaly added 12 points each.
Carter had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Marist.