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Niagara holds off Monmouth's hot finish, 78-77

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) James Towns hit an open 3-pointer from the top of the circle and then added two free throws for an 11-point lead with 2:45 left and Niagara held on through a white-knuckle finish to edge Monmouth 78-77 Friday night.

The Hawks made up ground in a hurry, ending the game on an 11-1 run. Austin Tilghman converted a 3-point play when he was fouled by Dominic Robb, his fourth, and Melik Martin and Pierre Sarr drained 3-pointers as Monmouth made it a 78-77 game with 40 seconds remaining.

Niagara's Marvin Prochet missed twice with 15 seconds left. Sarr pulled down a defensive rebound but Monmouth didn't get off a final shot.

Towns scored 18 points for Niagara (10-8, 3-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which has won three in a row, Kahlil Dukes led with 25 points, Matt Scott added 14 and Robb 12. Prochet was 1-of-9 shooting for three points, but added 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Louie Pillari scored 19 for Monmouth (5-11, 1-3), making four 3-pointers, Tilghman added 14 points with five assists, Zac Tillman scored 14 and Diago Quinn 10 with 14 rebounds for his first double-double.

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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
12T
away team logo Monmouth 5-11 314677
home team logo Niagara 10-8 403878
Team Stats
away team logo Monmouth 5-11 65.3 PPG 35.1 RPG 10.8 APG
home team logo Niagara 10-8 72.4 PPG 39 RPG 10.7 APG
Key Players
0
R. Salnave 11.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.8 APG 41.0 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
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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