Merrimack runs win streak to nine with 57-53 win over FDU

NCAA Men's Basketball
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TEANECK, N.J. (AP)Idris Joyner scored 16 points and Devin Jensen 15 as Northeast Conference leader Merrimack extended its winning streak to nine games, edging Fairleigh Dickinson 57-53 on Thursday night.

Jensen hit consecutive 3-pointers and Jordan Minor added a basket as Merrimack took a 53-48 lead with 3:43 remaining. FDU was within two with 2:41 remaining but didn’t score again with Mike Watkins adding two free throws with 14 seconds left for the final score.

Minor added 10 points for the Warriors (16-8, 10-1). Juvaris Hayes had 10 assists to go with six points.

Fairleigh Dickinson scored only 21 first-half points, a season low for the team.

Xzavier Malone-Key had 13 points for the Knights (6-16, 4-7). Kaleb Bishop added 11 points and seven rebounds.

The Warriors improve to 2-0 against the Knights for the season. Merrimack defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 74-71 on Jan. 23.

Merrimack plays Long Island-Brooklyn on the road on Saturday. Fairleigh Dickinson takes on Wagner at home next Thursday.

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