7:30 PM ET, March 13, 2007
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio -- Clif Brown's career night made the NCAA play-in game feel less like a consolation prize. For Niagara, it felt like history.The senior forward with the gentle touch scored 32 points and made a career-high six 3-pointers Tuesday night, leading the Purple Eagles to a 77-69 victory over Florida A&M in the play-in game.Niagara (23-11) hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since 1970. Even though this one fell under the heading of play-in, it felt like a breakthrough.
Niagara 77, Florida A&M 69
Clif Brown, in his first career NCAA Tournament game, scored 32 points to lead Niagara to a win over Florida A&M on Tuesday night. Here's an Elias quiz to get the tournament rolling: Who are the only two current NBA players who scored 32 or more points in their first NCAA Tournament game? Hint: One did it for Alabama and the other for Bradley. Answer below.
The only other Niagara player to score at least 30 points in an NCAA Tournament game was Calvin Murphy, who scored 35 in consecutive games in 1970, the first year that the Purple Eagles ever qualified for the Big Dance.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-62 (.387)||29-64 (.453)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-27 (.296)||4-17 (.235)|
|FT Made-Attempted||21-28 (.750)||7-18 (.389)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||26 (0/0)|
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