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Brown, Manhattan beat Siena 75-55, snap skid

Brown, Manhattan beat Siena 75-55, snap skid

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) Rhamel Brown scored 21 points and blocked three shots and Manhattan snapped a two-game losing streak, beating Siena 75-55 Sunday in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.

RaShawn Stores had 12 points, while Emmy Andujar added 11 and a team-high seven rebounds.

Manhattan (3-5, 1-1) built a 22-9 lead 10:30 into the first half behind five consecutive layups - four by Brown - and a 3-pointer from Andujar.

O.D. Anosike's layup cut the deficit to two, 38-36, in the second half but Manhattan outscored Siena 12-2 over the next 5 minutes to push its lead to 50-38.

Manhattan, which hit six 3s in the second half, held the Saints to two field goals over the final 6 1/2 minutes to pull away.

Rakeem Brookins scored 19 for Siena (2-9, 1-1), which held a 36-35 rebounding edge but got only four points off the bench, compared to 34 for Manhattan.

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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