WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) George Papas had 22 points as Monmouth narrowly defeated Canisius 72-67 on Friday night.

Walker Miller had 17 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for Monmouth (13-6, 5-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Nikkei Rutty added nine rebounds.

Armon Harried tied a career high with 22 points and had 10 rebounds for the Golden Griffins (7-13, 3-6). Ahamadou Fofana added 18 points and Akrum Ahemed had 11 points.

The Hawks improve to 2-0 against the Golden Griffins this season. Monmouth defeated Canisius 79-65 on Dec. 5.


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