Scores

Final

Northwestern St 76

(19-7, 13-2 Southland)

Niagara 92

(17-11, 12-4 MAAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

3:00 PM ET, February 23, 2013

Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

1 2 T
NWST 30 4676
NIAG 31 6192

Top Performers

Northwestern State: G. Roberson 20 Pts, 3 Reb

Niagara: J. Green 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl

Niagara 92, Northwestern St. 76

Associated Press

LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Niagara rose to the challenge of playing the nation's highest-scoring team with its highest-scoring half of the season, getting 61 second-half points to defeat Northwestern State 92-76 Saturday in a nonconference game.

The Purple Eagles (17-11) shot 66.7 percent (20 of 30) in the second half, including 8 of 10 from 3-point range, to snap a nine-game winning streak by the Demons (19-7).

Antoine Mason, who had missed the last four games with a sprained ankle, returned for Niagara with 20 points, and Juan'ya Green also scored 20.

Mason scored 11 points and Marvin Jordan 10 when the Purple Eagles, of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, raced to an 84-63 lead by outscoring Northwestern State 40-20 in a span of just over 10 minutes midway through the second half.

Gary Roberson scored 20 points to pace Northwestern State, of the Southland Conference, which had been averaging 84 points per game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
NIAG
Points 76 92
FG Made-Attempted 27-57 (.474) 30-53 (.566)
3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 12-20 (.600)
FT Made-Attempted 16-22 (.727) 20-29 (.690)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 23

2012-13 Season

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