Scores

Final

Niagara 80

(10-2, 1-0 MAAC)

Murray State 71

(6-6, 1-1 OVC)

    6:00 PM ET, December 29, 2008

    McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    NIAG 33 4780
    MURR 40 3171

    Top Performers

    Niagara: B. Egemonye 28 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Murray St: D. Thomas 18 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Niagara 80, Murray St. 71

    Associated Press

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Benson Egemonye scored a career-high 28 points to lead Niagara in an 80-71 win against Murray State on Monday night.

    Tyrone Lewis added 21 points and Bilal Benn chipped in with 17 for the Purple Eagles (10-2). Egemonye was 16-for-18 from the free-throw line and Lewis hit 5 of 13 from beyond the arc in the Dr. Pepper Classic.

    Danero Thomas had 18 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring for the Racers (6-6). Tony Easley scored 14, Kevin Thomas added 11 and Ivan Aska chipped in with 10.

    Niagara outscored Murray State 47-31 in the second half after trailing by seven points at the break.

    Both the Purple Eagles and the Racers took their share of shots from 3-point range, as Niagara went 7-for-28 compared to a 5-for-20 mark for Murray State.

    Lewis scored the 1,000th point in his Niagara career in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    MURR
    Points 80 71
    FG Made-Attempted 23-55 (.418) 27-61 (.443)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-28 (.250) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 27-33 (.818) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 8

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