NEW YORK -- Samir Stewart scored 20 points and Manhattan moved into a first-place by knocking off the last remaining undefeated team in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, rolling to a 69-57 win over Quinnipiac on Thursday night.
Quinnipiac came into the game in first place in the MAAC with a five-game win streak that included a 4-0 start to conference play. The Jaspers' only conference loss was to Fairfield.
Manhattan missed its first six shots but still managed to take a double-digit lead several times in the first half and led, 32-27 at intermission after the Bobcats closed with three 3s.
Quinnipiac hosts Saint Peter's Saturday. Manhattan takes on Monmouth at home Saturday.
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