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.
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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December 20, 2013
Ameen Tanksley was one of the most underrated players in the MAAC this season (photo masslive.com)
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...
A person familiar with the decision has confirmed that Niagara University has agreed to hire Long Island University Post's Chris Casey as the Purple Eagles men's basketball coach.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Niagara has not announced the move. Several media outlets, including The Buffalo News, have reported that Casey has accepted the job.
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April 22, 2013
A person familiar with negotiations has confirmed Joe Mihalich is leaving Niagara University to become Hofsta's men's basketball coach.
The person says Mihalich will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday, and spoke on the condition of anonymity because neither school has announced the move.
Several media outlets, including The Buffalo News, reported Mihalich'...
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April 10, 2013
Andrew MacWilliams and Danny Kristo scored in a 57-second span early in the third period in North Dakota's 2-1 comeback victory over Niagara on Friday in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.
Second-seeded North Dakota (22-12-7) will play Yale on Saturday in the regional final for a spot in the Frozen Four in Pittsburgh. Fourth-seeded Yale beat top-seeded Minnesota 3-2 in overtime...
Jonathon Thompson scored 24 points as Rider defeated Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-leader Niagara for the second time this season, 68-59, Thursday night.
Daniel Stewart added 14 points and 14 rebounds for Rider (17-13, 11-6), which previously defeated Niagara 72-69.
Niagara (17-12, 12-5) took a 44-42 lead on Juan'ya Green's layup midway through the second half. But...
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February 28, 2013
A 2-5 start lead to questions if the Niagara men’s basketball program was on a steep decline. The Purple Eagles have won five of their last seven games and are currently in a three-way tie for first place atop the MAAC. Niagara’s 71-67 win over Fairfield on Saturday afternoon was not just an ordinary MAAC [...]The post Niagara Rolling at Right Time appeared first on Queen City Sports.
Niagara went to New Jersey on Sunday expecting to defeat Rider to earn their 10th win of the year while trying to jump-start an end of the season run. Instead, the Purple Eagles saw themselves blow a 17 point second half lead as they lost to Broncs 74-73, dropping Niagara to 9-16 (4-9) on the year. Niagara’s largest lead of the game was 59-42 with 11:42 remaining in the second...
Just when Niagara appeared to be turning around their season, the schedule makers decided to give the Purple Eagles four tough MAAC games in a row to show if they could play with the big boys. Through two games of the four game stretch, Niagara has shown some flashes but haven’t been able to get over the hump as the lost again Friday night, this time falling to Loyola (MD) 69-57...
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It took a little while but the Niagara Purple Eagles are finally starting to look like an upcoming program in the MAAC. Niagara defeated Marist 86-67 on Sunday afternoon to win their 2nd consecutive game and earn their fourth win in their last six games. The Purple Eagles used stifling defense to force Marist into 21 turnovers and only 32% shooting. On offense, Niagara continued...