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Niagara-Marist Game Analysis

Niagara 86, Marist 67

How Niagara Won: Niagara had just too many scorers, too many offensive options, for a Marist team that can't say the same. The Purple Eagles came out focused, blew out to a 13-3 lead and never looked back. Marist might have used youth as an excuse except that the Purple Eagles are just as young. Niagara starts two true freshmen, a redshirt freshman, a sophomore and a junior.

Player of the Game: Never mind his 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting. Antoine Mason's best effort came when he hustled back in transition, cut through a crowd in the lane and came out of nowhere to block a Marist layup attempt.

Player of the Game II: Sophomore Malcolm Lemmons went for 15 points, eight rebounds and two assists in 25 minutes.

Stat of the Game: Niagara cruised even though Juan'ya Green failed to score in double figures for the first time in his career.

In the House: There were 1,133 at Taps.

What it Means: Niagara improved to 8-11 overall, 3-4 in the MAAC.

Next Up: It's Niagara at Canisius at 8:30 Thursday night.

-- Bob DiCesare





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Bob Dicesare

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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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