Scores

Final

Niagara 72

(9-5, 4-2 MAAC)

Manhattan 78

(7-5, 2-2 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 13, 2005

    Draddy Gymnasium, Riverdale, New York

    1 2 T
    NIAG 32 4072
    MAN 37 4178

    Top Performers

    Niagara: J. Mendez 20 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Manhattan: P. Mulligan 32 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

    Manhattan 78, Niagara 72

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Peter Mulligan scored 20 of his 32 points in the second half and Jason Wingate made six free throws in the final 32.3 seconds to lead Manhattan to a 78-72 victory over Niagara on Thursday night.

    Niagara's Juan Mendez scored 20 points to become the highest-scoring Canadian in NCAA Division I history. Mendez, who has 1,843 career points, broke the mark of 1,827 set by Micheal Meeks at Canisius in the mid-1990s.

    Manhattan (7-5, 2-2 Metro Atlantic) led 37-32 at halftime, but the Purple Eagles (9-5, 4-2) twice closed within a point after the break, the second time at 49-48 on Charron Fisher's layup with 13:37 left.

    Mulligan responded with eight consecutive points. The senior forward hit a jumper, broke away for a layup that he converted into a three-point play, and added a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 11:09 to play.

    Niagara crept to 71-67, with Alvin Cruz hitting a 3-pointer, and Lorenzo Miles making a free throw with 38.5 seconds left.

    Freshman C.J. Anderson had 15 points and 13 rebounds for Manhattan, and Wingate had 11. Mendez also had 11 rebounds for the Purple Eagles, and Cruz and David Brooks each added 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    MAN
    Points 72 78
    FG Made-Attempted 24-66 (.364) 27-62 (.435)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-26 (.346) 3-12 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-24 (.625) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 9

    2004-05 Season

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