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BREAKING: Green and Tanksley to Transfer

Ameen Tanksley was one of the most underrated players in the MAAC this season (photo When Joe Mihalich decided to bolt to Hofstra and leave Niagara a few weeks ago, everyone knew that the landscape of Niagara basketball would be altered.  Now it’s taken an even bigger hit, one that it may not be able to recover from in the near future. Buffalo News reporter Bob DiCesare...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara Challenges Maryland Before Falling In NIT

Niagara’s ends the season at 19-14 overall. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Niagara gave Maryland all they could handle but it wasn’t enough as the Purple Eagles fell 86-70 in the first round of the NIT Tuesday night. Going into halftime tied at 35 apiece, Niagara appeared to be more mentally focused than Maryland early on, making more hustle plays on both sides of the court. But...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara Avenges Earlier Loss To Iona

Having their lone MAAC loss of the year earlier in the season at Iona, Niagara came out looking for vengeance as the Purple Eagles took down the Gaels 93-90 in overtime Thursday night at the Gallagher Center. Juan’ya Green scored 26 points, none more important than a 3-pointer with 1 second remaining in overtime, giving Niagara the 3-point win. Green also connected on a 3-pointer...
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February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara Dominant At Home Versus Marist

Ameen Tanksley and Juan’ya Green both scored over 20 points as they helped guide Niagara to a 94-72 victory over Marist on Thursday night. The Purple Eagles dominated the action the entire evening, never trailing while leading by as many as 30 points. Four Niagara players scored in double-digits with Tanklsey and Green leading the [...]The post Niagara Dominant At Home Versus Marist...
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January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara 94, Marist 72

Ameen Tanksley scored 17 of his 22 points in the first half and pulled down 12 rebounds to lift Niagara over Marist 94-72 Thursday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Juan'ya Green had 21 points, five assists and four rebounds, Antoine Mason added 17 points and Malcolm Lemmons scored 11 for the Purple Eagles (6-7, 2-1), who hit a season-high 52 percent (35 of 67...
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January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara 75, Hartford 59

Antoine Mason scored 19 points and Ameen Tanksley tallied 16 points and 12 boards as Niagara beat Hartford 75-59 Wednesday night. Malcolm Lemmons, who made all three of his 3-point attempts, chipped in 11 points for Niagara. Niagara took its first lead, 12-11, at the 9:23 mark of the first half but Mark Nwakamma hit a layup to put Hartford (5-5) back up by one. The Purple Eagles...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Niagara 58, Siena 54

Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 24 points and combined with Juan'ya Green for 40 points in Niagara's 58-54 win over Siena Thursday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Purple Eagles (10-16, 5-9) led by just 28-26, at intermission and outscored Siena (10-14, 5-9) by just two points in the second half. But a decisive edge in 3-point shooting helped Niagara...
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February 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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