Manjon, Vanderbilt hold off UNC Greensboro 74-70
Wed, Nov 15, 2023
NCAAB News (AP)
Ezra Manjon scored 14 of his 24 points in the second half and was perfect from the line to help Vanderbilt hold off UNC Greensboro 74-70 on Tuesday night.
Colin Smith added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Evan Taylor scored nine of his 12 points in the second half for the Commodores (2-1), who led 41-29 at halftime before seeing the Spartans close within two.
After Keyshaun Langley's basket cut Vanderbilt's lead to 62-60 with 2:50 remaining, Manjon and Taylor scored six points each to fend off the Spartans (1-1). Langley hit a 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining to again get UNCG within two before Manjon sealed it with two more free throws.
Manjon finished 12-of-12 at the line, including 10 in the second half. Vanderbilt was 11 of 29 on 3-point attempts but gave up 15 points off 12 turnovers. The Commodores were 17 of 18 at the line to the Spartans' 5-of-7.
Langley scored 26 points and Mikeal Brown-Jones 24 for UNCG.
In Friday games, Vanderbilt is home against Central Arkansas while the Spartans are at No. 14 Arkansas.
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