After nearly allowing Siena to pull off an unthinkable upset Saturday afternoon, Niagara will have to get their act together against a red-hot Iona team Sunday.
The top-seeded Purple Eagles will go head-to-head with the fourth-seeded Gaels this afternoon at 2:00 pm in the semi-finals of the MAAC Tournament at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Niagara held just a one-point lead at halftime of yesterday’s quarterfinal match-up against the Saints but continued to plug away in the second half to outscore their opponent by 11 in the second half to win 74-62.
This game will be a battle of fantastic guards. I’m not sure the word fantastic even does it justice.
Three MAAC first-team members will be in this game as the duo of Antoine Mason and Juan’ya Greene will do battle with MoMo Jones and his fast-paced team.
Mason scored a game-high 21 points and Green scored 15 along with six assists and five rebounds against Siena. Jones scored 33 against Canisius Saturday as Sean...