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Niagara Purple Eagles (8-22)


Thu. 2/19 Sat. 2/21 Tue. 2/24 Sun. 3/1 Thu. 3/5
@ Fair 
W 55-53
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@ Rider 
W 65-61
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@ Can 
W 82-71
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vs. Fair 
W 57-56
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@ Siena 
L 54-71
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Siena knocks off Niagara 71-54 in Metro Atlantic opener

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Hymes scored 14 points and Ryan Oliver 13 to lead eighth-seeded Siena to a 71-54 win over ninth-seeded Niagara in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Thursday.

Marquis Wright added 11 points and Lavon Long 10 for the Saints (11-19), who ended a five-game losing streak. They advance to Saturday's quarterfinals to face league champion Iona.

Dominique Reid scored 16 of his career-high 24 points in the second half for the Purple Eagles (8-22), who had won five straight. Emile Blackman had 13 points.

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Leaders
Points: E. Blackman13.5
Rebounds: R. Snowden6.0
Assists: K. Davis2.8
FG%: E. Blackman45.9%
FT%: D. Reid70.0%
3P%: No qualifiers
Steals: R. Snowden1.1
Blocks: D. Reid0.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Duke32-4
5 Arizona34-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 Iowa State25-9
10 Kansas27-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kentucky38-0
2 Villanova33-3
3 Wisconsin35-3
4 Arizona34-4
5 Duke32-4
6 Virginia30-4
7 Gonzaga35-2
8 Notre Dame32-6
9 UNI31-4
10 Iowa State25-9
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Iona 17-3 26-9
Rider 15-5 21-12
Manhattan 13-7 19-14
Monmouth 13-7 18-15
Canisius 11-9 18-15
Quinnipiac 9-11 15-15
Saint Peter's 8-12 16-18
Siena 7-13 11-20
Niagara 7-13 8-22
Fairfield 5-15 7-24
Marist 5-15 7-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 64.3 (257)
Rebounds: 11.4 (114)
Assists: 11.3 (270)
FG%: 39.9% (320)
FT%: 69.5% (161)
3P%: 35.1% (140)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.8 (301)
Rebounds: 22.4 (271)
Assists: 14.8 (331)
FG%: 47.1% (337)
FT%: 70.6% (262)
3P%: 37.9% (325)
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