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Atlantic Hockey Wrap: Purple Eagles’ prophesy fulfilled

This past December, when Along the Boards reached out to Niagara Purple Eagles coach Dave Burkholder, he expressed confidence in goaltender Jackson Teichroeb to help his struggling team punctuate a turnaround and salvage the 2014-15 season. “We are getting some people back into game shape,” Burkholder said at the time, partially referencing Teichroeb’s return from a […]...
Via Along the Boards
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara edges Fairfield 57-56

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Matt Scott made two free throws with 23 seconds left to give Niagara a 57-56 win over Fairfield on Sunday. After Scott's free throws, which provided the fifth lead change down the stretch, Steve Johnston missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left. Wesley Meyers had 13 points and Scott had 11 for the Purple...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara beats Canisius, 82-71

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid tied a career-high with 20 points and added eight rebounds to help Niagara to an 82-71 victory over Canisius on Tuesday night. Emile Blackman had 18 points and six assists and Ramone Snowden added 15 points for the Purple Eagles (7-21, 6-13 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference). The win gave Niagara its first three-game win streak of the season and...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackman scores 30 in Niagara's 65-61 win at Rider

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Emile Blackman made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points to lead Niagara to a 65-61 upset of Rider on Saturday. The Purple Eagles (6-21, 5-13 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) lost 69-60 to the Broncs (19-10, 13-5) at home last Sunday but scored their first victory at Rider since January 2007. It was only the second victory for Niagara in the teams' last...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara holds off late Fairfield barrage, 55-53

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) Dominique Reid and Wesley Myers combined to score 27 points and Niagara survived a late barrage of 3-pointers by Fairfield for a 55-53 win Thursday night. Reid scored on a layup and knocked down a pair of free throws in the final minute, and Myers was 4 for 4 from the free throw line to hold off the Stags, who got two 3s from Marcus Gilbert, including one...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Marvin Dominique, St. Peter's rally past Niagara 77-65

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Marvin Dominique had a season-high 27 points with seven rebounds and St. Peter's overcame a 14-point deficit to beat Niagara 77-65 on Friday. Dominique scored 21 in the second half to spark the rally. St. Peter's trailed 43-29 early in the period but erased the deficit at 49-all just before the 10-minute mark. The Peacocks (13-13, 7-8 Metro Atlantic) continued...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Niagara tops Quinnipiac in double-overtime 105-100

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Dominique Reid scored 20 points to lead five in double figures and Niagara topped Quinnipiac in double-overtime 105-100 on Sunday. Cameron Fowler's 3-pointer in double-overtime put Niagara up 99-96 with 52 seconds left. After a turnover, Quinnipiac was forced to foul, and the Purple Eagles made six straight free throws to seal it. Reid made a pair of free...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marist has Hart late, tops Niagara 65-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Khallid Hart stepped into a 3-pointer with :28 left to give Marist the lead, 61-59, and sealed the win by hitting four straight from the line as the Red Foxes held off Niagara, 65-61 on Friday night. Niagara had the ball coming out of a time-out with :20.9 left, but turned the ball over and was forced to foul Hart. Karonn Davis hit a jumper with :03 left...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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
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