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USC Upstate wins 83-74 over Niagara

Torrey Craig had 26 points, nine rebounds and four assists as USC Upstate held on for an 83-74 victory over Niagara Thursday night in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Kent State University. Upstate (2-2) led 47-28 at halftime and held a 26-point second-half lead, but survived a late rally from Niagara, which closed the gap to 71-66 with 3:20 to go. The Spartans led 79-74 with 25...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara wins 1 against St. Peter's 61-56

Antoine Mason pumped in a season-high 35 points and Niagara scored 46 second-half points to come from behind and defeat St. Peter's 61-56 on Sunday. Mason -the current NCAA scoring leader at 28.8 ppg-made 13-of-24 shots (54 percent) from the field and paced Niagara (2-8, 0-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) in a convincing second half performance. Rayvon Harris added 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara's 2nd half key to beating Davidson 83-72

Antoine Mason scored 21 points, all but two coming in the second half, as Niagara beat Davidson 83-72 on Wednesday night. Davidson (4-6) led 34-31 at halftime, in a back-and-forth affair that saw eight ties and 14 lead changes. Neither team led by more than five points in the first 20 minutes. The second half was a different story as Niagara (3-8) opened on a 16-5 run, 12 coming...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Brittney Sykes hits 20 points for third game in a row as No. 23 Syracuse dumps Niagara 80-44

Brittney Sykes scored 20 points and Isabella Slim added 17 more to lead No. 23 Syracuse to an 80-44 win over Niagara on Thursday night. Syracuse (10-1) opened the game with a 22-6 run to build a lead that was never challenged. Sykes was 6 of 9 from the field and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line, making it the third straight game she's scored at least 20 points. Shakeya Leary...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Mason with 39, Niagara beats Brown 68-65

Antoine Mason scored a career-high 39 points as Niagara held on to beat Brown 68-65 on Sunday. Mason shot 11 of 25 from the floor (44 percent), and made 14 of 17 from the free-throw line. Niagara (4-9) made just 21 of 65 shots (32 percent) but went 22 of 27 from the line. Mason, who leads the nation in scoring with an average of 28.3 points a game, scored more than 30 points for...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara edges Fairfield 67-63

Ramone Snowden scored 18 points, including the go-ahead bucket with 26 seconds left, as Niagara slipped past Fairfield in a 67-63 win on Thursday night. Niagara (5-13, 2-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) trailed much of the game but kept the score close and used a 6-0 spurt midway through the second half to build a five-point margin that Fairfield erased down the stretch. Tied...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mason leads late run for Niagara over Marist 80-74

Antoine Mason had 22 points and Marvin Jordan added 18 Friday night to help Niagara to victory against Marist 80-74. Mason made a 3-pointer that gave Niagara a 60-56 lead and sparked a 14-5 run during which Mason hit two more to put the Purple Eagles up 70-61 with 2:59 left. Niagara went ahead 47-40 with 14:31 left to play, but Marist took its first lead of the second half at 51...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Purple Eagles Hold Off Marist, 80-74

The Niagara Purple Eagles used a balanced scoring attack to defeat the Marist Red Foxes, 80-74, on Friday night at the Gallagher Center. A couple of Purple Eagles (6-15, 3-7 MAAC) continued their strong play against the Red Foxes (6-13, 3-6 MAAC). Antoine Mason led NU in scoring with 22 points to average 21 points in four career meetings. Marvin Jordan, who set his career-high against...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Purple Eagles, Saints To Meet Thursday On ESPN3

The Niagara Purple Eagles venture back on the road with a contest against the Siena Saints on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN3. The Purple Eagles got back into the win column with an 80-74 victory over the Marist Red Foxes on Friday at the Gallagher Center. With the score tied at 56-56 with 7:47 remaining, Niagara pulled away from Marist with a 14-5 run en route to outscoring...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagra Falls Flat At Monmouth, 75-50

The Niagara Purple Eagles started their final conference weekend with a 75-50 defeat at the Monmouth Hawks on Friday. The Purple Eagles' road woes continued on the evening, falling to 1-13 in away games this season. Niagara (6-24, 3-16 MAAC) had season-lows in points (50), field goal percentage (31), assists (two) and rebounds (25), while making only one 3-pointer for its second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara's Antoine Mason plans to transfer for final season

The nation's leading returning scorer is officially on the transfer market. Niagara guard Antoine Mason announced on Wednesday that he was planning to look elsewhere for his final season of eligibility. He graduated earlier this month and will be eligible to play at another school immediately. Mason averaged 25.6 points last season, ranking second in the country behind Creighton...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Auburn scores visit from nation's top returning scorer Niagara transfer Antoine Mason

Bruce Pearl is at it again. Auburn's new men's basketball coach has the Tigers in the running to land the services of the nation's top returning scorer. Niagara transfer guard Antoine Mason, who averaged 25.6 points per game as a junior this past season, is set to visit Auburn this weekend. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder said his trip to the Plains will be the first of three he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

All in on Antoine Mason

It looked like Jim Christian had a clear plan for 2015, but then Antoine Mason became available. BC will get the 5th year's final visit next week and his decision can drastically change BC's outlook for next season. I thought next year would be the Hanlan show: with BC's dynamic combo guard handling the ball and being its main scorer. Even when Donahue was here, I advocated an offense...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara transfer Antoine Mason heading to Auburn

Bruce Pearl continues to make an impact in his first offseason at Auburn. Niagara transfer Antoine Mason announced on Wednesday morning that he will be playing for the Tigers next season. Mason is eligible immediately. The nation's leading returning scorer had dozens of schools on his list, although Auburn, Providence and Boston College emerged as the frontrunners. After visiting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nation's top returning scorer transferring to Auburn

Bruce Pearl is already making a major impact at Auburn. After getting former Marshall guard Kareem Canty to commit to the Tigers earlier this month, Pearl pulled in another major transfer in Niagara guard and the nation’s leading returning scorer, Antoine Mason. Mason — the son of former NBA All Star Anthony Mason — announced his decision to join the Tigers this morning on...
Via College Spun
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Antoine Mason Transfers To Auburn

Antooine Mason will transfer from Niagara to Auburn. Mason, a 6-foot-3 guard who averaged 25.6 points last season, will be eligible this season for Pearl and the Tigers due to the NCAA's transfer rule, which allows players who have graduated and have eligibility remaining to be able to play immediately. Mason is the son of Anthony Mason. Mason chose Auburn over Providence. "It was...
Via RealGM
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Nations Top Returning Scorer Transfers To Auburn

Antoine Mason, son of NBA standout Anthony Mason is transferring to Auburn. Auburn hired Bruce Pearl back in March, which is a big reason for this transfer. Pearl took Tennessee to the NCAA Tournament each of his six seasons there before being fired. Mason is a big time addition for Pearl. It's Official I Will Be Wearing Orange and Blue #14 at Auburn University #WarEagles #blessed...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara basketball team stranded on bus in snowstorm

The Niagara women’s basketball team has been sitting on a bus for over 22 hours and counting. And they’ve spent much of that time being stuck in the snow. The team was traveling back from their game against Pittsburgh on Monday night. But unfortunately, they got stuck in a huge snowstorm along the way. They left Pittsburgh at 9:30 p.m. ET, but around 1 a.m. encountered the storm...
Via The Sports Daily
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Team Stranded In Snow For 26 Hours

It’s safe to say Old Man Winter is in mid-season form already. 29 Niagara University Purple Eagles players, coaches and family members found themselves stranded on the New York State Thruway early Thursday morning after their vehicle stalled out due to heavy snowfall.  The team was eventually rescued at around 4 a.m. ET after multiple heavy duty snowplows [&hellip (Visited...
Via No Coast Bias
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Niagara women’s basketball team: Toughing out storm

I was feeling pretty fed up with my cable television provider because I haven’t been able to get certain channels since Sunday night and they aren’t sending a technician to my house until Friday morning.I’m still not happy with the cable provider (and I’m just too darn nice to name it), but I found a little perspective Tuesday night. I read about Niagara University’s women’s...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 19, 2014

Niagara beats St Peter's 61-59

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Rayvon Harris scored 19 points, Ramone Snowden scored 12 and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Niagara held off St. Peter's to win 61-59 on Thursday. The Purple Eagles (1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 45.7 percent from the floor (21 of 46) to 42 percent (21 of 50) for St. Peter's. Dominique Marvin led the Peacocks with 18 points and 13 rebounds, his 14th...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting second half lifts Niagara over Albany

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Ramone Snowden hit four of his career-high five 3-pointers in the second half and Wesley Myers scored a career-high tying 17 points to lead Niagara to a 65-47 win over Albany on Tuesday night. Snowden made 6 of 10 field goals en route to a season-high 17 points. Albany (5-7) limited the Purple Eagles to just 29 percent shooting in the first half, but trailed...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott's 23 leads Niagara past Manhattan, 73-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott poured in a career-high 23 points to lead Niagara to a 73-61 win over defending Mid-America Athletic Conference champion Manhattan Friday night. The freshman was 7 of 11 from the field, including 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and 7 of 10 from the line. It was just the second time Scott had reached double figure scoring for the Purple Eagles. His...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn holds off Niagara, 67-56

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Tony Hicks scored 18 points on 5 of 8 shooting and dished out five assists to lead Penn to a 67-56 victory over Niagara on Tuesday night. Greg Louis added 12 points and Matt Howard finished with 11 points for the Quakers (4-8), whose win snaps a three game losing skid. Penn shot just 40.8 percent from the field, but was very stout defensively, holding Niagara...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Monmouth (NJ) takes control early, beats Niagara 69-58

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson scored 16 points and Monmouth (N.J.) led by 20 points at halftime on the way to a 69-58 win over Niagara on Friday. Collin Stewart added 12 points and Max DiLeo 11 for the Hawks (11-9, 7-2 Metro Atlantic). Emile Blackman had 18 points and Ramone Snowden 17 for the Purple Eagles (3-15, 2-7), who shot just 32 percent. The game had 53 fouls...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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