Sharkey leads Samford over Manhattan 70-57
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.
Samford plays Troy at home on Saturday. Manhattan visits Elon on Saturday.