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Monmouth has late surge, beats Niagara 76-72 in MAAC tourney

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Ray Salnave scored 20 points and Monmouth beat Niagara 76-72 on Thursday night in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

The game was tied at 69 with 2:30 to play. Salnave and Louie Pillari made consecutive jump shots, Salnave added a free throw and the Hawks led 74-69 with 1:07 remaining. Raheem Solomon's 3-pointer pulled Niagara to within 74-72. After Marcus McClary's free throw made it 75-72, Marvin Prochet missed a potential tying 3-pointer with three seconds left.

Pillari finished with 15 points and Diago Quinn added 14 for sixth-seeded Monmouth (12-20), which plays third-seeded Quinnipiac in a quarterfinal on Saturday.

Solomon made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points to lead No. 11 seed Niagara (13-19). Deion Hammond had 15 points and Prochet chipped in 11 points and 12 rebounds.

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Key Players
M. Prochet
R. Salnave
27.8 Min. Per Game 27.8
12.4 Pts. Per Game 12.4
2.9 Ast. Per Game 2.9
4.1 Reb. Per Game 4.1
42.0 Field Goal % 42.3
43.1 Three Point % 26.6
70.1 Free Throw % 75.3
+ 1 Nick Rutherford made 2nd of 2 free throws 3.0
  Nick Rutherford missed 1st of 2 free throws 3.0
  Personal foul on Dominik Fragala 4.0
  Defensive rebound by Nick Rutherford 4.0
  Marvin Prochet missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 1 Marcus McClary made 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
  Marcus McClary missed 1st of 2 free throws 12.0
  Shooting foul on Raheem Solomon 12.0
  Lost ball turnover on Marvin Prochet, stolen by Nick Rutherford 17.0
  Turnover on Ray Salnave 32.0
  Offensive foul on Ray Salnave 32.0
Team Stats
Points 72 76
Field Goals 20-51 (39.2%) 28-61 (45.9%)
3-Pointers 10-28 (35.7%) 3-9 (33.3%)
Free Throws 22-27 (81.5%) 17-26 (65.4%)
Total Rebounds 33 36
Offensive 5 6
Defensive 24 25
Team 4 5
Assists 5 6
Steals 5 6
Blocks 8 3
Turnovers 13 9
Fouls 22 22
Technicals 0 0
24 PTS, 5 REB
20 PTS, 1 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Niagara 13-19 333972
home team logo Monmouth 12-20 334376
Team Stats
away team logo Niagara 13-19 72.4 PPG 39 RPG 10.7 APG
home team logo Monmouth 12-20 65.3 PPG 35.1 RPG 10.8 APG
Key Players
4
R. Solomon G 7.8 PPG 2.3 RPG 0.7 APG 38.3 FG%
0
R. Salnave G 11.9 PPG 4.0 RPG 2.8 APG 41.0 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Solomon G 24 PTS 5 REB 0 AST
R. Salnave G 20 PTS 1 REB 2 AST
39.2 FG% 45.9
35.7 3PT FG% 33.3
81.5 FT% 65.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Solomon 24 5 0 6/12 5/8 7/8 5 33 0 0 1 2 3
M. Hammond 15 3 3 4/12 2/7 5/5 3 37 1 0 1 1 2
M. Prochet 11 12 1 2/7 1/5 6/6 2 35 0 3 1 2 10
C. Barton 7 2 1 2/5 1/3 2/4 4 25 1 0 2 0 2
G. King 5 3 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 22 3 1 3 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Solomon 24 5 0 6/12 5/8 7/8 5 33 0 0 1 2 3
M. Hammond 15 3 3 4/12 2/7 5/5 3 37 1 0 1 1 2
M. Prochet 11 12 1 2/7 1/5 6/6 2 35 0 3 1 2 10
C. Barton 7 2 1 2/5 1/3 2/4 4 25 1 0 2 0 2
G. King 5 3 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 3 22 3 1 3 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Robb 7 3 0 3/5 0/0 1/2 3 19 0 4 1 0 3
J. Towns 3 1 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 17 0 0 3 0 1
D. Fragala 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0
G. Kuakumensah 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
K. Tate 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
K. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Roberts - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Diop - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Levnaic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 29 5 20/51 10/28 22/27 22 200 5 8 13 5 24
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Salnave 20 1 2 7/10 1/2 5/6 4 32 0 0 4 0 1
D. Quinn 14 9 0 5/12 0/0 4/7 2 32 0 3 2 3 6
M. Traore 6 4 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 4 18 0 0 0 1 3
D. Hammond 5 1 0 2/11 1/4 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 0 1
M. McClary 3 4 0 1/5 0/0 1/2 0 21 1 0 0 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Salnave 20 1 2 7/10 1/2 5/6 4 32 0 0 4 0 1
D. Quinn 14 9 0 5/12 0/0 4/7 2 32 0 3 2 3 6
M. Traore 6 4 1 3/5 0/0 0/0 4 18 0 0 0 1 3
D. Hammond 5 1 0 2/11 1/4 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 0 1
M. McClary 3 4 0 1/5 0/0 1/2 0 21 1 0 0 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Pillari 15 2 0 6/12 0/2 3/5 3 18 0 0 1 0 2
N. Rutherford 9 4 2 2/3 1/1 4/5 3 22 4 0 1 0 4
M. Martin 2 6 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 21 1 0 0 1 5
S. Chaput 2 0 1 1/1 0/0 0/1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0
S. Ibiezugbe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Gross Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Papas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Rutty - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Calloway Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. James Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 31 6 28/61 3/9 17/26 22 200 6 3 9 6 25