Canisius vs Niagara

Niagara 80, Canisius 70

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Juan'ya Green had 20 points to pace five double-figure scorers for Niagara as the Purple Eagles got past Canisius 80-70 on Friday night in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

Joseph Thomas added 15 points while Ameen Tanksley had 14 points and 10 rebounds for seventh-seeded Niagara (14-18). Malcolm Lemmons also chipped in with 12 points and Antoine Mason had 10 for the Purple Eagles, who advanced to play second-seeded Loyola, Maryland, in the MAAC tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.

Niagara trailed for most of the opening half before Green hit two 3-pointers within a two-minute span to help fuel an 11-1 run. The Purple Eagles were then up 20-15 and led the rest of the way. They took a seven-point halftime lead and outscored the Golden Griffins 47-44 in the second.

Harold Washington scored 24 points for 11th-seeded Canisius (5-25).

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Scoreboard
Canisius (5-25)264470
Niagara (14-18) «334780

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Canisius Golden Griffins
C. Manhertz, F362-30-13054
J. Heath, F151-10-03042
G. Belardo, G386-154-453218
H. Washington, G389-164-1062024
A. Hymes, G345-84-524416
R. Groves221-31-21344
K. Bleeker91-20-02012
T. Funk50-00-02030
F. Milian30-00-01020
Totals 25-4813-2229122570
 52.1%59.1% 
Niagara Purple Eagles
J. Thomas, F336-93-660215
J. Green, G396-124-434120
A. Mason, G383-104-762210
A. Tanksley, G354-93-4103114
M. Lemmons, G222-88-1064312
M. Jordan222-80-00546
J. Turner61-20-01123
S. Gillette50-00-00010
Totals 24-5822-3136191680
 41.4%71% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Iona5-111-7116
Canisius5-111-8157
Rider4-211-797
Niagara4-211-8177
Manhattan4-29-9223
Quinnipiac3-36-12315
Marist2-34-13316
St. Peters2-48-9233
Monmouth1-45-12171
Fairfield1-56-11228
Siena1-55-14259
 
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