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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

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. "...
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

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

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...
Via Eagle in Atlanta
June 02, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Three ACC schools have shown interest in transfer SG Antoine Mason

The nations leading scorer is transferring for his final year in the NCAA, might he land at Wake Forest? Jeff Goodman tweeted yesterday that former Niagara shooting guard Antoine Mason has been contacted by several schools, including Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, and Boston College. .@Antoine_Mason also heard from Wake, Maryland, Mizzou, Texas A&M, Memphis, LSU, Tenn, Oregon,...
Via SCACC Hoops
May 28, 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

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

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

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

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

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 pulls away from Buffalo in 92-81 win

Antoine Mason scored 25 points to lift Niagara to a 92-81 win over Buffalo on Wednesday night. Mason, who was eight of 14 from the field with two 3-pointers, got help from Ramone Snowden and Tahjere McCall, who each scored 15 points and snagged eight rebounds for the Purple Eagles (1-1). Marcus Ware also hit double digits with 11 points. Buffalo's Javon McCrea scored 31 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cline transferring to Richmond

Richmond coach Chris Mooney says T.J. Cline is transferring to the Spiders from Niagara. Cline is a 6-foot-8 forward and the son of Naismith Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The native of West Plano, Texas, earned all-rookie honors as freshman in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. He also made 40 3-pointers...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

T.J. Cline transferring from Niagara to Richmond

Richmond coach Chris Mooney says T.J. Cline is transferring to the Spiders from Niagara. Cline is a 6-foot-8 forward and the son of Naismith Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman. The native of West Plano, Texas, earned all-rookie honors as freshman in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference last season, averaging 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds in 20 minutes per game. He also made 40 3-pointers...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

More Juggling Happening at Niagara

As reported earlier today by Bob Dicesare of The Buffalo News, Malcolm Lemmons is the latest Purple Eagle to be granted a transfer request waiver. Dicesare was able to confirm Lemmons departure and also speculated that freshman point guard Tahjere McCall may be on his way out as well although he could not confirm. Karonn Davis, a 6’2″ guard from Philadelphia will be signing with...
Via Queen City Sports
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Green and Tanksley to Transfer

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...
Via Queen City Sports
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara hires Chris Casey as coach

Niagara University has hired Long Island University Post's Chris Casey as the Purple Eagles men's basketball coach. Casey accepted the job Monday morning and was introduced at a campus press conference. The Division II Pioneers went a combined 62-25 in three years under Casey, including an 18-9 finish last season. He will replace longtime coach Joe Mihalich, who left to...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Niagara begins search to replace Mihalich

Difficult as it might be to lose Joe Mihalich, Niagara athletic director Tom Crowley anticipates having an easy sell finding a capable successor to the longtime face of the Purple Eagles men's basketball program. In fact, Crowley's phone was already ringing off the hook before Wednesday once Mihalich's long-rumored departure became official, and he was officially introduced...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Maryland beats Niagara 86-70 in NIT opener

Maryland used a strong second half to defeat Niagara 86-70 Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT. Tied at halftime, the Terrapins (23-12) used a 21-2 run to take a 56-38 lead before coasting to the finish. Second-seed Maryland next hosts the winner of the Ohio-Denver game, held late Tuesday. Antoine Mason led
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 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...
Via Queen City Sports
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

QCS Big Four Notebook: Niagara Clinches MAAC

Niagara Wins MAAC Title The Purple Eagles entered the 2012-13 season with high expectations and on Saturday, they reached one of their goals as they took down St. Peter’s to win the MAAC regular season title. After a poor start to the year, Niagara rolled in MAAC play, finishing the conference portion of their schedule with a 13-5 record, good for the 1 seed in the upcoming MAAC...
Via Queen City Sports
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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