• My Scores
  • NFL
  • NCAA BB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • MLB

NCAA 2015

March Madness

Get the latest March Madness news >>

Play Bracket Games
Jerry Palm Predictions
Conference Tournaments
Play Now! Bracketology See all the brackets

Niagara vs Marist

Niagara holds off Marist in MAAC opener, 78-76


  •  

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) Antoine Mason poured in 38 points, helping No. 11 seed hold on to upset sixth-seeded Marist 78-76 in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday night.

The Purple Eagles (7-25) jumped out to an early 16-3 lead, and pushed that to 43-24 at halftime. A Marcus Ware layup gave them a 24-point lead with 13:28 remaining.

Marist (12-19) stormed back with a 30-10 run capped by a Chavaughn Lewis three-point play to pull within two with 1:21 left. Mason and Lewis exchanged layups, and Khallid Hart answered two Marvin Jordan free throws with a layup with 16 seconds left.

After two missed free throws by Mason, Hart couldn't connect on a 3-pointer in the final seconds.

Niagara shot 60 percent from the field, with Ware chipping in 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Purple Eagles will play third-seeded Quinnipiac on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Niagara (7-25) «433578
Marist (12-19)245276

Related Video

 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona17-324-753
Rider15-521-10134
Manhattan13-716-13189
Monmouth13-717-14194
Canisius11-916-13175
Quinnipiac9-1115-14217
St. Peters8-1214-17246
Siena7-1310-19268
Niagara7-138-21278
Fairfield5-157-23297
Marist5-156-24327
 
Other games
MEMP 84 Final
CIN 97
NOVA 77 Final
XAV 70
IOWA 76 Final
MIST 86