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NIT ROUNDUP Tuesday's other games


Published: Wed, March 15, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


Manhattan 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 77
NEW YORK -- Jason Wingate scored six points in the final 1:40, then the Knights' Chad Timberlake fell short with a desperation 3-pointer with 3 seconds left.
The Jaspers (19-10), winners of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title, played an NIT home game for the first time since a 67-65 decision against Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 19, 1992. They had lost three consecutive NIT games, all on the road, since then.
They travel to meet top-seeded Maryland on Saturday.
Jeff Xavier topped four Manhattan starters in double figures with 22 points.
Charlotte 77, Georgia Southern 61
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Curtis Withers had 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead Charlotte. De'Angelo Alexander also scored 20 points for the 49ers (19-12), who overcame 22 turnovers and advanced to play at top-seed Cincinnati on Friday.
Donte Gennie had a career-high 22 points for the Eagles (20-10), making their first postseason appearance in 14 years. Senior Elton Nesbitt, the Southern Conference's player of the year, was held to 10 points on 4-of-22 shooting.
Georgia Southern coach Jeff Price was on the bench, the same day his mother was buried in Seminole, Fla. She died Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Price, who had been away from the team for a week, flew to Charlotte after the funeral, arriving about four hours before tipoff.
Associated Press
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