Northwestern State vs Niagara

Niagara 92, Northwestern St. 76

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LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Niagara rose to the challenge of playing the nation's highest-scoring team with its highest-scoring half of the season, getting 61 second-half points to defeat Northwestern State 92-76 Saturday in a nonconference game.

The Purple Eagles (17-11) shot 66.7 percent (20 of 30) in the second half, including 8 of 10 from 3-point range, to snap a nine-game winning streak by the Demons (19-7).

Antoine Mason, who had missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, returned for Niagara with 20 points, and Juan'ya Green also scored 20.

Mason scored 11 points and Marvin Jordan 10 when the Purple Eagles, of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, raced to an 84-63 lead by outscoring Northwestern State 40-20 in a span of just over 10 minutes midway through the second half.

Gary Roberson scored 20 points to pace Northwestern State, of the Southland Conference, which had been averaging 84 points per game.

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Northwestern State Demons
P. Robinson, F191-50-16132
O. Evans, C142-20-03004
M. Frazier, C111-50-03022
S. Davis, G241-62-20125
G. Stewart, G140-20-00130
G. Roberson297-85-630220
J. West295-91-224113
J. Hulbin205-110-010312
B. White200-34-61624
D. Hicks185-64-530214
D. Ulak10-00-00000
Totals 27-5716-2227132076
 47.4%72.7% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, F184-61-28139
J. Green, G377-144-447120
A. Mason, G376-106-1061120
A. Tanksley, G304-51-252112
T. McCall, G231-40-13432
M. Jordan232-55-612311
T. Cline175-60-031312
M. Lemmons101-21-20104
J. Thomas50-02-21042
L. Johnson10-10-00000
Totals 30-5320-2934191992
 56.6%69% 
Southland
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Orleans13-520-12154
Texas A&M-CC12-624-12159
Hou. Baptist12-617-14176
SF Austin12-618-15203
Sam Houston10-821-13195
Lamar10-819-15232
SE Louisiana9-916-16249
Nicholls St.7-1114-17253
Abil Chr.7-1113-16289
Nwestern St.7-1113-16306
Incarn Word7-1112-17303
C. Arkansas7-118-24311
McNeese St.4-147-22315

MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276
 
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LOU 79
USM 73 Final
MEMP 89
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OKST 73 Final
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ARIZ 73
NMEX 91 Final
CSU 82
TCU 48 Final
KAN 74
GTOWN 57 Final
SYR 46
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USD 50 Final
GONZ 81
ARK 54 Final
FLA 71
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ORE 77
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TEXAS 69