POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Juan'ya Green scored 20 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, as Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader Niagara ended a three-game losing streak by defeating Marist 57-54 Friday night.
The Purple Eagles (15-11, 11-4) led 50-42 with 7:09 left after two 3-pointers and two free throws by Green in a span of 1:13, but the Red Foxes (7-19, 4-11) tied it by scoring the next eight points, six on free throws.
Marist later erased a four-point Niagara lead for a 54-54 tie with 34 seconds left.
Green, a sophomore, reached 1,018 career points and junior Marvin Jordan, who had 10 points, made two 3-pointers, giving him 200 for his career.
Antoine Mason, the Purple Eagles' leading scorer, missed his third straight game with a sprained ankle.
Adam Kemp scored 17 points to lead Marist, which had beaten MAAC contenders Iona and Loyola (Md.) in its last two games.
|Niagara (15-11) «||24||33||57|
|Niagara Purple Eagles|
|D. White, C||26||3-10||0-2||6||0||3||6|
|J. Green, G||39||6-15||4-4||8||1||3||20|
|M. Jordan, G||38||3-7||2-3||3||1||3||10|
|T. McCall, G||37||4-9||0-0||9||2||4||8|
|A. Tanksley, G||33||3-9||1-2||8||1||5||7|
|Marist Red Foxes|
|J. Bowie, F||38||3-7||3-4||6||2||0||10|
|C. Lewis, F||26||2-9||6-10||7||4||4||10|
|A. Kemp, C||40||4-9||9-13||5||1||3||17|
|T. Curry, G||40||3-9||1-3||5||2||4||8|
|I. Morton, G||39||3-6||0-0||2||0||2||8|