HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Josh Sharkey had 17 points and eight assists as Samford beat Manhattan 70-57 on Tuesday night.
Jalen Dupree and Brandon Austin added 15 points each and Deandre Thomas had six rebounds for the Bulldogs (3-3). Sharkey hit 10 of 11 from the free throw line.
Samford scored the last 11 points of the first half and led 34-22 at the break. Manhattan made its biggest push late in the second half, a dunk by Warren Williams drawing the Jaspers within 61-55 with 2:24 remaining.
Jalen Dupree’s three-point play gave Samford a 65-55 lead with 44 seconds remaining and the Bulldogs made 5 of 6 from the line to close out the win.
Tykei Greene had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Jaspers (2-1). Christian Hinckson added 12 points and eight rebounds. Samir Stewart had five steals.
Samford plays Troy at home on Saturday. Manhattan visits Elon on Saturday.
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