Almonor also contributed five rebounds and three blocks for the Knights (2-1). Grant Singleton scored 20 points and added eight assists and five steals. Demetre Roberts had 14 points, while adding six rebounds.
Fairleigh Dickinson led throughout the final five minutes, but Manhattan closed to 75-74 on a layup by Anthony Nelson with 14 seconds remaining. Roberts made two free throws for FDU with eight seconds left for the final margin.
The Jaspers (0-2) were led by Josh Roberts, who recorded 17 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Manhattan also got 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks from Elijah Buchanan. Nelson had 13 points, eight assists and two steals.
Both teams play on Friday. Fairleigh Dickinson plays SIU-Edwardsville while Manhattan hosts Mount Saint Vincent.
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