Pickett scores 27 to lead Siena past Niagara 72-65 in OT

NIAGARA, N.Y. (AP) Jalen Pickett had 27 points as Siena defeated Niagara 72-65 in overtime on Sunday in a regular-season finale.

Evan Fisher had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Siena (16-15, 11-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Kevin Degnan added 12 points and eight rebounds. Kadeem Smithen had eight rebounds and three blocks for the visitors.

Niagara's Marvin Prochet hit a long 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied at 56 but Fisher opened overtime with a basket, Degan added a 3-pointer and the Saints led the rest of the extra period.

Prochet had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Purple Eagles (13-18, 6-12). Chris Barton added 16 points. Greg King had 10 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.

The Saints improve to 2-0 against the Purple Eagles this season. Siena defeated Niagara 66-57 on Jan. 17. The Saints and the Purple Eagles next take the floor in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.


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