Niagara beats Quinnipiac 88-69 in MAAC Tourney's first round

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 19 points, Kahlil Dukes added 18 and Niagara beat Quinnipiac 88-69 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night. No. 9 seed Niagara (10-22) moves on to face top-seeded Monmouth in a quarterfinal of Friday. Eighth-seeded Quinnipiac (10-21) has lost seven straight. Scott was 8 of 14 from the field...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fairfield beats Niagara 62-58 to close out regular season

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Jonathan Kasibabu scored 16 points, added nine rebounds, and Fairfield closed out the regular season with a 62-58 win over Niagara on Sunday. Curtis Cobb finished with 15 points and Jerry Johnson Jr. added 10 for the Stags (16-13, 11-9 MAAC). Fairfield controlled the game with its defense, holding the Purple Eagles (9-22, 6-1) to just 31.7 percent shooting...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wyche leads St. Peter's attack in 66-53 win over Niagara

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Trevis Wyche scored 19 points and Quadir Welton and Antwon Portley each scored 11 and Saint Peter's controlled Niagara from the outset with a 66-53 win on Friday. Saint Peter's (17-12, 13-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic) raced to a 13-3 lead and never trailed. Wyche started the scoring with a layup, a 3-point play off a made layup, and another layup during the early...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Monmouth first in nation to win regular-season title

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Justin Robinson made 7 3-pointers in scoring 27 points and Monmouth became the first Division-I team in the nation to clinch an outright regular-season title, beating Niagara 93-75. The Hawks (23-5, 15-2) won their second consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season championship by extending their school-record winning streak to 13...
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February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Scott, Niagara snap 2-game skid, beat Canisius 94-81

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 18 points to lead five Niagara players in double figures and the Purple Eagles beat Canisius 94-81 on Friday night to snap a two-game skid. Scott made 6 of 10 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and grabbed nine rebounds. Kevin Larkin and Kahlil Dukes had 16 points apiece, Marvin Prochet scored 13 and Chris Barton 10. Dukes was 7-of...
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February 10, 2017  |  Discuss

Fairfield beats Niagara for 3rd straight win

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Jerry Johnson Jr. led five Fairfield players in double figures with 18 points and the Stags pulled away from Niagara in an 81-61 victory on Thursday night. Amadou Sidibe and Tyler Nelson each scored 16 points, with Nelson snagging 10 rebounds. Curtis Cobb finished with 15 points, and Deniz Celen chipped in 10 for Fairfield (11-10, 6-6 MAAC). The Stags shot...
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February 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Niagara closes our Rider from free throw line, wins 80-67

NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott and Kahlil Dukes combined to score 35 points and Niagara hit 12 straight from the free throw line in the final 2:05 to put away Rider, 80-67 in a Metro Atlantic showdown Saturday afternoon. Xavier Lundy's layup with 2:20 left pulled Rider within one, 63-62, but the Purple Eagles closed the game on an 18-4 run that started with two free throws from...
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January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Manhattan escapes with 70-69 win at Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Calvin Crawford had 18 points and Zane Waterman hit the go-ahead free throws and drew a charging call with 4.5 seconds left to help Manhattan beat Niagara 70-69 on Thursday night. Manhattan (8-14, 3-8 Metro) coach Steve Masiello earned his 100th career win. Waterman, who finished with nine points, made a pair of free throws to cap the scoring with 15...
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January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Prochet, Robb lead Niagara to 91-84 win over Canisius

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Marvin Prochet had 19 points and a career-best five assists, Dominic Robb scored 18 with 12 rebounds and Niagara beat Canisius 91-84 on Monday night. Kahlil Dukes added 17 points and tied a career-high with nine assists; Kevin Larkin hit all of his three 3-point attempts and scored 16. Phil Valenti scored the first seven points, and Kiefer Douse added five...
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January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Barton's late flurry pushes Niagara past St. Peter's 57-55

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Matt Scott scored 15 points and had eight rebounds and Marvin Prochet totaled 13 points and nine rebounds to lead Niagara to a 57-55 upset win over Saint Peter's on Saturday. Niagara (6-14, 3-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic) snapped a four-game losing streak while ending the Peacocks' (10-9, 6-3) four-game winning streak. The Purple Eagles won despite shooting...
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January 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Robinson leads Monmouth over Niagara 90-83

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Justin Robinson had 21 points and 11 assists and made 4 of 6 from 3-point range Saturday night to help Monmouth beat Niagara 90-83. The Hawks (13-5, 5-2 Metro) pulled away with an 8-0 run capped at 74-62 on Micah Seaborn's 3-point play with 5:52 to go. Kahlil Dukes cut the deficit to 88-83 on a 3-pointer with 33 seconds to go, but the Purple Eagles (5...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Lundy scores 17 points, leads Rider over Niagara 89-78

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Xavier Lundy scored 17 points to lead Rider to an 89-78 victory over Niagara on Sunday for its third straight win. Lundy was 4 of 9 from 3-point range. Anthony Durham added 15 points and three 3s for the Broncs (11-5, 4-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who made 11 of 22 from distance. Matt Scott scored 22 points for Niagara (5-11, 2-3), which made...
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January 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Niagara beats Siena 71-66

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott scored 22 points apiece as Niagara beat Siena 71-66 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night. Dukes was 8 of 20 from the field and Scott 7 of 15 including four from 3-point range for the Purple Eagles (5-10, 2-2). Dominic Robb added 10 points and five rebounds. The team shot 42.6 percent from the field...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Scott, Barton help Niagara pull away, top LIU Brooklyn 75-66

NEW YORK (AP) Matt Scott and Chris Barton each scored 14 points and Niagara pulled away from LIU Brooklyn in the second half to lift the Purple Eagles to a 75-66 win on Wednesday night. Barton's layup with 15:06 left to play tied it at 44, and sparked a 17-4 run that gave Niagara (4-9) an 11-point lead. Scott's layup with 5:54 to go put Niagara up 66-54. Scott's layup put the...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Adams leads St. Bonaventure over Niagara 79-69

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Jaylen Adams scored 23 points with seven assists and St. Bonaventure defeated Niagara 79-69 on Saturday. Adams was 7 of 11 from the field and 5 of 8 from the arc to lead the Bonnies (7-3), who bounced back from a one-point loss to UNC Wilmington to collect their sixth win in seven games. Denzel Gregg added 16 points and Matt Mobley 13. LaDarien Griffin had a...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Kent State beats Niagara 100-72

KENT, Ohio (AP) Jimmy Hall had 20 points and nine rebounds, Adonis De La Rosa had 13 points and 11 boards and Kent State beat Niagara 100-72 on Wednesday night. Jaylin Walker added 17 points and Jerrelle DeBerry scored 11 for the Golden Flashes (6-3), who led the entire way after Hall scored the first four points. Kent State opened with a 20-4 run, had a 45-30 lead at halftime...
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December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Niagara picks up 74-58 victory at Iona

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 20 points, Kahlil Dukes had 17 and Niagara ended a seven-game losing streak to Iona, winning 74-58 on Sunday. The victory was the first at Iona for the Purple Eagles (2-6, 1-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) since Feb. 2, 2009. It was also the first for Niagara on the road since Jan. 28, 2016, having lost five away games this season...
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December 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Reese scores 20 points, leads North Texas over Niagara 80-71

DENTON, Texas (AP) J-Mychal Reese scored 20 points to lead North Texas over Niagara 80-71 on Friday night. Reese made two 3-pointers and was 8 of 8 from the free-throw line. Deckie Johnson and A.J. Lawson added 15 points apiece for North Texas (2-3), which snapped a three-game skid. Kahlil Dukes scored 23 points, including 5-of-6 shooting from 3-point range for Niagara (1-5)...
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November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Niagara picks up first win with strong second-half effort

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Marvin Prochet scored 21 points and Niagara picked up its first win of the season with a dominant second-half performance in a 93-74 win over Drexel on Wednesday night. The game was the fourth night of the Scarlet Night Showcase, which concludes Saturday for the Purple Eagles on the road against North Texas. Kahlil Dukes finished with 19 points, James Towns...
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November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 6 Maryland routs Niagara 96-64 for first road win

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Destiny Slocum scored 25 points and dished out seven assists to lead No. 6 Maryland over Niagara 96-64 on Sunday. Maryland scored on seven of its first eight possessions to build a 16-2 early lead and never looked back. Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough each scored 16 points for the Terrapins (4-0). Though they failed to score 100 points for the first...
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November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius eliminates Niagara 102-97 in 3OT behind Valenti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored a career high 33 points as Canisius outlasted Niagara 102-97 in triple overtime in a first-round game in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday night. Canisius advances to play Iona in the quarterfinals Friday. Valenti made two free throws with 1:04 left in the third overtime to give Canisius (14-18) the lead for good...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius holds off late Niagara run in 65-60 win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti and Malcolm McMillan each scored 14 points, and Kevin Bleeker had nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks Thursday night to as Canisius held off Niagara 65-60. Kiefer Douse's jumper for Canisius made it 55-42 with 5:49 left to play, but the Purple Eagles used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 59-56 after a Matt Scott free...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Welton scores 24, St. Peter's beats Niagara 72-59

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Quadir Welton had 24 points and 11 rebounds, Antwon Portley added 21 points and six boards and St. Peter's beat Niagara 72-59 on Friday night. Welton had 17 and Portley 10 in the first half as the Peacocks (10-13, 8-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) built a 38-25 lead. Emile Blackman's 3-pointer pulled Niagara (6-20, 4-11) within 46-35 early in the...
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February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Big first half carries Iona past Niagara 75-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Williams scored 21 points and Iona used a big first half to defeat Niagara 75-61 on Sunday. Deyshonee Much added 15 points as the Gaels (14-9, 11-3 Metro Atlantic) made eight of their 10 first-half 3-pointers for a 48-28 lead. Much and Williams combined for 23 points before the break. The Purple Eagles (6-19, 4-10) went on a 19-5 run in the second...
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February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Thomas, Lundy lead Rider to 66-60 win over Niagara

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Kahlil Thomas and Xavier Lundy scored 20 points apiece and Rider took control down the stretch to defeat Niagara 66-60 on Friday night. The Broncs (10-14, 6-7 Metro Atlantic) trailed 32-24 at the half and didn't take the lead until a 3-point play by Thomas capped his personal 7-0 run and made it 46-45 with 9:30 to play. Jimmie Taylor's free throws at...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss
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