Niagara vs Siena

Niagara 78, Siena 69

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Juan'ya Green posted his first career double-double - just missing a triple-double - with 19 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds as Niagara held off Siena 78-69 Friday night.

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-leading Purple Eagles (12-8, 8-1), who won their fifth consecutive game and eighth straight in league play, also defeated the Saints 87-64 on Jan. 17 to sweep the series.

The first half was close, with Niagara ahead 42-40 at intermission. The Purple Eagles built a 12-point lead, only to see it nearly disappear as Siena climbed back within a point.

After O.D. Anosike's dunk with 2:04 left made it 70-69, Devon White answered with a dunk for Niagara. Antoine Mason hit two free throws to finish with 17 points and Green clinched the win with four foul shots.

Evan Hymes matched his career high of 30 points for the Saints (4-16, 2-7), who have dropped three straight.

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Scoreboard
Niagara (12-8) «423678
Siena (4-16)402969

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Niagara Purple Eagles
D. White, C184-61-23049
J. Green, G406-176-6911019
A. Mason, G375-114-421217
A. Tanksley, G365-84-771314
T. McCall, G203-90-04336
M. Jordan203-60-20019
T. Cline171-30-04242
J. Thomas81-20-02052
M. Lemmons40-20-00000
Totals 28-6415-2132182278
 43.8%71.4% 
Siena Saints
O. Anosike, F403-82-510138
B. Bisping, F170-22-22002
E. Hymes, G407-1112-1326230
R. Poole, G345-122-261414
R. Audu, G211-40-01022
T. Burdine254-72-241511
D. Martens231-30-13322
Totals 21-4720-2531121869
 44.7%80% 
MAAC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Monmouth18-227-749
St. Peters14-623-13130
Iona12-822-1388
Siena12-817-17126
Fairfield11-916-15180
Rider10-1018-15197
Canisius10-1018-16167
Quinnipiac7-1310-21272
Niagara6-1410-23275
Manhattan5-1510-22263
Marist5-158-24276