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Crawford scores 21 to lead Iona over Niagara 79-76

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) E.J. Crawford scored 21 points and Iona made four free throws in the final 15 seconds and beat Niagara 79-76 on Sunday.

Raheem Solomon's tip-in with 75 seconds left gave the Purple Eagles their last lead at 76-75 as they missed their last two field-goal attempts. Tajuan Agee made a pair of free throws to put the Gaels ahead 77-76. Niagara's Marvin Prochet missed a jumper with a second left. Asante Gist closed the scoring with a pair of free throws after getting fouled securing Prochet's miss.

Gist scored 19 points for Iona (8-15, 6-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), which broke its four-game losing streak. Rickey McGill added 18 points and eight assists. Ben Perez contributed 11 points and seven rebounds and Agee 10 with 10 rebounds.

Marcus Hammond had 18 points and six rebounds for the Purple Eagles (11-14, 4-8). Prochet added 17 points and eight rebounds and Raheem Solomon and Dominik Fragala each scored 10.

The Gaels evened the season series against the Purple Eagles with the win. Niagara defeated Iona 95-90 on Jan. 11. Iona takes on Siena on the road on Wednesday. Niagara plays Manhattan at home on Friday.

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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 Niagara 11-14 423476
home team logo Iona 8-15 354479
Team Stats
away team logo Niagara 11-14 72.4 PPG 39 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo Iona 8-15 76.7 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.1 APG
Key Players
11
M. Prochet 15.7 PPG 7.3 RPG 1.7 APG 42.1 FG%
2
E. Crawford 17.7 PPG 5.1 RPG 1.8 APG 50.4 FG%
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Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
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