Niagara vs Central Michigan

Cent. Michigan 66, Niagara 64

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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) - Kyle Randall scored a career-high 24 points, helping Central Michigan thwart a late Niagara rally and hold on for a 66-64 victory Sunday.

Randall, a senior who transferred from North Carolina-Greensboro before this season, was 7 of 12 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 8 of 9 from the line. John Simons added 12 points and Chris Fowler had 11 for the Chippewas (4-3), who led by as many as 20 in the first half.

The Purple Eagles (2-5) erased that lead after halftime, and T.J. Cline's tip-in with 7 minutes to play gave Niagara its first lead, 50-49. Central Michigan retook the lead for good on Fowler's two free throws with 1:32 left, and the Chippewas made just enough foul shots in the final minute to secure the victory.

Antoine Mason led Niagara with 24 points, and Juan'ya Green added 12. Cline had nine points and 11 rebounds.

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Niagara Purple Eagles
J. Thomas, F162-60-13044
A. Mason, G409-146-951324
J. Green, G373-115-851112
A. Tanksley, G342-71-46035
M. Jordan, G212-50-01246
T. Cline244-70-011019
T. McCall170-00-30120
M. Lemmons111-32-31024
Totals 23-5314-283552064
 43.4%50% 
Central Michigan Chippewas
O. Mbaigoto, F251-40-04142
J. Simons, F244-53-500312
A. Keel, F200-30-02100
K. Randall, G357-128-943124
C. Fowler, G283-55-742411
B. Hibbitts222-60-04036
D. Richardson Jr.211-22-24214
A. Stewart152-31-12025
F. Craddock81-20-00022
L. Wiest20-10-01000
Totals 21-4319-243092066
 48.8%79.2% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona17-326-951
Rider15-521-12141
Manhattan13-719-14168
Monmouth13-718-15176
Canisius11-918-15181
Quinnipiac9-1115-15226
St. Peters8-1216-18233
Siena7-1311-20268
Niagara7-138-22285
Fairfield5-157-24299
Marist5-157-25317

Mid-American
EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Buffalo12-623-1028
Kent St.12-623-1294
Bowling Green12-721-12109
Akron10-921-14115
Miami (Ohio)8-1113-19230
Ohio5-1410-20231
WestConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
C. Michigan12-623-970
Toledo11-720-1379
W. Michigan11-819-14120
E. Michigan9-1021-14140
N. Illinois8-1114-16186
Ball St.2-177-23284