NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Carnegie Mellon traveled to New York University Friday and upset the No. 17 Violets 70-68 in University Athletic Association play. The win improves the Tartans record to 7-10, 2-4 while New York is now 14-2, 4-2.

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New York jumped out to a 13-9 lead before the Tartans went on an 18-3 run in a seven minute span to make the score 27-16 with 6:30 to play in the first half. 

Carnegie Mellon took a 32-20 lead following a jumper by sophomore Rashaun Riley. The Tartans defense in the first half held New York without a field goal for a stretch of 8:34, but then the Violets closed out the half on a 10-5 run to cut the deficit to 37-30 at the break. 

The Tartans claimed a 50-36 lead on a layup by sophomore Marshall Massengale at the 14:37 mark. After the teams exchanged a pair of baskets, New York scored 10 consecutive points cutting the Tartans lead to 52-48 with nine minutes to play.

With the Tartans leading 61-57, Riley drained a clutch three-point basket to push the visitor’s lead to 64-57 with 3:23 to play in the second half.  New York cut the lead to 64-62 at the 1:33 mark, senior Joe Kromka had an offensive  put back making it 66-62.  A pair of made foul shots by sophomore Christian Manoli gave the Tartans a 68-62 advantage with 38 seconds on the clock.

Two three-point baskets by New York’s Kyle Stockmal with a foul shot by sophomore Asad Meghani for the Tartans made the 69-68 with 12 ticks left.  Riley went to the charity stripe for the Tartans with 1.3 seconds to play, after making the first shot, his second was short and New York grabbed the rebound and the 85-foot shot as time expired hit the front of the rim and the Tartans held on for the 70-68 victory.

The Tartans shot 55 percent from the floor and now have won 15 sconsecutive regular season games when shooting better than 50 percent from the floor.  New York ended the game shooting 54 percent from the field.

Meghani led the Tartans with 16 points while Riley and senior John Duhring each had 15 in the win.