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Sam Houston State vs Niagara

Niagara 59, Sam Houston St. 52

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - Juan'ya Green scored 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer, as Niagara outscored Sam Houston State 9-2 in the final five minutes of a 59-52 victory Wednesday.

Konner Tucker hit a 3-pointer to cap a 14-7 Bearkats run and tie the game at 50 with 5:21 to play. The Purple Eagles (2-3) then limited Sam Houston State (1-4) to two free throws the rest of the way in the Progressive CBE Classic.

Niagara took the lead with 4:38 to go until halftime at 24-23 on a fast break layup by Skylar Jones, and ended the half ahead 26-25.

Antoine Mason added 15 points for the Purple Eagles and Marvin Jordan chipped in 10.

Marcus James, who gave Sam Houston State its biggest lead, 19-13, with a free throw with 7:49 left in the first half, led the Bearkats with 14 points. Michael Holyfield added 13 and Tucker scored 11.

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Sam Houston State Bearkats
M. James, F295-74-791314
M. Holyfield, C325-73-480113
D. Gatson, G393-82-226310
K. Tucker, G364-140-220211
D. Gatlin, G300-50-03240
A. Thompson171-52-26114
A. Harwell150-30-00010
M. McKinney20-00-00000
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Niagara Purple Eagles
S. Gillette, F171-22-22054
M. Jordan, G394-90-053010
A. Mason, G375-154-871115
J. Green, G358-152-242220
A. Tanksley, G341-50-06232
J. Thomas183-30-01016
S. Jones81-40-02022
A. Langford60-00-01020
E. Williams60-00-02000
Totals 23-538-123481659
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Quinnipiac0-25-5222
St. Peters0-26-7257
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