Niagara vs Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac 85, Niagara 81

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) - Ike Azotam scored a career-high 32 points to lead Quinnipiac to an 85-81 victory over Niagara on Thursday night.

The sophomore forward dominated inside for the Bobcats (6-5), who outscored the Purple Eagles 44-30 in the paint. That helped offset Niagara's huge advantage in bench points, a 30-10 edge that nearly enabled the Purple Eagles (4-8) to overcome a 46-37 halftime deficit.

Quinnipiac took an early 15-4 lead and had that nine-point cushion at halftime thanks largely to Azotam, who scored 19 points in the first half. He finished with 13 of 18 shooting, made 6 of 8 free throws and grabbed nine rebounds, just missing a double-double.

Two teammates accomplished that feat. Point guard Dave Johnson had 13 points and 10 assists while Ousmane Drame got his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Antoine Mason led Niagara with 22 points and Malcolm Lemmons added 13.

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Quinnipiac (6-5) «463985

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Niagara Purple Eagles
M. Jordan, F283-91-211410
S. Gillette, F142-33-45057
A. Langford, F121-10-02012
J. Green, G383-134-448210
A. Mason, G348-185-721422
M. Lemmons265-92-342213
J. Turner213-70-01128
A. Tanksley173-42-32249
J. Thomas100-10-02040
S. Jones00-00-00000
Totals 28-6517-2330152881
 43.1%73.9% 
Quinnipiac Bobcats
I. Azotam, F3713-186-890332
O. Drame, F213-37-8100413
D. Johnson, G343-76-6310213
J. Johnson, G345-162-223414
Z. Hearst, G221-40-05243
G. Young263-52-67138
N. Gause120-80-04100
E. Conti71-20-05002
A. Jackson40-00-01010
M. Barnett30-00-00000
Totals 29-6323-3048172185
 46%76.7% 
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Iona12-822-1388
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Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276

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F. Dickinson9-911-19273
Sacred Heart8-1013-19304
CCSU4-146-23344
St. Fran.-NY2-164-27348
 
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