Manhattan's late defense seals 51-47 win over Siena
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Pauly Paulicap had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Rich Williams added 10 points and 11 boards and Manhattan beat Siena 51-47 on Friday night.
Zane Waterman's layup with 2:38 left gave the Jaspers (11-13, 6-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) the lead for good at 49-47. A Manhattan turnover with 15 seconds left gave the Saints (7-17, 3-8) a chance to tie or go ahead with their final possession. Paulicap blocked Ahsante Shivers' layup attempt out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left. Zavier Turner stole it from Siena's Thomas Huerter Jr. on the ensuing inbound play and added a pair of free throws to cap the scoring.
Manhattan trailed by nine points at halftime before erasing its deficit with 11 straight points to lead 42-39 just past the midpoint of the second half.
Updated February 2, 2018