Scores

Final

Niagara 71

(5-14, 2-6 MAAC)

Quinnipiac 85

(11-6, 6-2 MAAC)

    4:00 PM ET, January 18, 2014

    TD Banknorth SportsCenter, Hamden, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    NIAG 27 4471
    QUIN 41 4485

    Top Performers

    Niagara: A. Mason 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast

    Quinnipiac: O. Drame 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    Quinnipiac tops Niagara 85-71

    Associated Press

    HAMDEN, Conn. -- Umar Shannon scored 16 points, helping a balanced Quinnipiac offense to an 85-71 win over Niagara on Saturday.

    Quinnipiac (11-6, 6-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) never trailed in the game, jumping to a 41-27 halftime lead behind 11 first-half points from Zaid Hearst.

    Niagara (5-14, 2-6) could not recover, trailing by as many as 19 in the second half.

    Ike Azotam, Ousmane Drame and Hearst each had 14 points for the Bobcats. Shaq Shannon rounded out a balanced offensive attack from the Quinnipiac starters with 12 points.

    Azotam grabbed 14 boards, Drame 10 and Hearst nine, as Quinnipiac built a 56-27 rebounding advantage.

    Antoine Mason led the Purple Eagles with 28 points. Tahjere McCall had 14 and Rayvon Harris added 10.

    Quinnipiac has won five of its last six contests while Niagara lost for the fifth time in its last six games.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    QUIN
    Points 71 85
    FG Made-Attempted 24-62 (.387) 24-59 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-13 (.154) 7-15 (.467)
    FT Made-Attempted 21-33 (.636) 30-40 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 28 (0/0) 29 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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