The Manhattan Jaspers beat the Albany Great Danes on Wednesday night in the first round of the 2012 CIT tournament. Manhattan won by a final score of 89-79, thanks to some stellar shooting and good play on the boards.
George Beamon was a one-man show for the Jaspers. He scored 34 points and had 10 rebounds for a double-double. Beamon was 13-for-19 from the field, including two-for-three on three-point shots. Three other players finished in double digits on the score sheet. Michael Alvarado was the team's second-leading scorer with 12 points.
Jacob Iati led the Great Danes with 23 points. Gerardo Suero finished with 18 points for Albany.
For more on this matchup and the impending March Madness season, check out SB Nation's college basketball hub.
Brackets on the brain? Us too! Play Yahoo! Tourney Pick'em and be a part of the craziest month of college basketball. It is fun, easy, and free.