Albany, N.Y.- Jacob Iati finished off his UAlbany career with a career-high 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from behind the arc in the UAlbany loss against Manhattan, 89-79, on Wednesday, March 14 at SEFCU Arena in the Opening Round Game of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Freshman forward Sam Rowley had a career day as well, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting and eight rebounds in 30 minutes of play. The Great Danes finished the season 19-15 overall.
Iati had a career and team-high 23 points in the contest, which was his third career 20-plus point performance of his career. Gerardo Suero, Jayson Guerrier, Mike Black and Sam Rowley all finished in double-digits for the Great Danes with 18, 14, 10 and 10, respectively. UAlbany shot 50.0 percent from behind the arc, with Iati hitting seven of the teams 12 three-pointers.
Manhattan's George Beamon recorded the game's only double-double, tallying a game-high 34 points, 10 rebounds and five assists. The Jaspers' shot a game-high 62.5 percent from the floor, shooting 35-for-56 for the game. Manhattan out rebounded UAlbany by eight, 34-26.
UAlbany would grab the game's early lead, 16-12, with 11:03 remaining in the first half. Iati would contribute with three threes during the stretch. The Great Danes would extend their lead to eight, 28-20, with 4:12 remaining. Suero would cap the lead with a 10-footer along with Iati hitting his fourth three of the half during the run.
Manhattan would come back and go on a 17-2 run to go up by seven, 37-30, to end the half. The Jaspers' would be helped by hitting three consecutive threes, two by Liam McCabe-Moran and one by George Beamon, during the run and would cap off the half with a steal by Beamon which resulted in an easy layup by Michael Alvarado.
The Jaspers would begin to pull away, going up by as much as 15, 72-57, with 7:59 remaining in the second half. Beamon would score eleven of his game-high 34 points during the stretch. UAlbany would look to cut the deficit by getting as close as seven, 78-85, with 1:08 remaining in the game. But Manhattan would close the door on the game.