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Iona holds off Niagara 98-93 in overtime in MAAC opener

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) E.J. Crawford converted a 3-point play with about two minutes left in overtime and Iona closed with 10 straight free throws to hold off a challenge from Niagara 98-93 on Friday night in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opener.

Two-time defending champion Iona (7-6) was picked to top the MAAC again this year, but had a battle with Niagara (7-7) in a game that saw 12 ties and 13 lead changes.

Marvin Prochet scored on a drive with eight seconds left in regulation as Niagara tied it 78-78. Iona's Deyshonee Much, who'd hit a big 3-pointer with 1:18 left, missed from distance and the game went to OT.

Roland Griffin led the Gaels with 20 points and 11 rebounds, while TK Edogi chipped in with 12 points and 16 boards. Rickey McGill and Zach Lewis added 16 points each and Much finished with 15.

Khalil Dukes and Matt Scott each scored 20 for the Purple Eagles, Scott adding 13 rebounds, and Prochet finished with 16 points and 15 boards.

Iona broke away from a 37-37 halftime tie with a 19-2 run, only to have Niagara roar back into it with a 13-0 run.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12OTT
away team logo Iona 7-6 37412098
home team logo Niagara 7-7 37411593
Team Stats
away team logo Iona 7-6 76.7 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.1 APG
home team logo Niagara 7-7 72.4 PPG 39 RPG 10.7 APG
Key Players
2
E. Crawford 17.7 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.8 APG 50.4 FG%
11
M. Prochet 15.7 PPG 7.3 RPG 1.7 APG 42.1 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB