Scores

Final

Manhattan 74

(7-6, 1-2 MAAC)

Niagara 93

(11-3, 2-0 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    MAN 49 2574
    NIAG 58 3593

    Top Performers

    Manhattan: D. Austin 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Niagara: B. Benn 24 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Niagara 93, Manhattan 74

    Associated Press

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Junior forward Bilal Benn recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds to lead Niagara to a 93-74 win over Manhattan Saturday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action at the Gallagher Center.

    Niagara (11-3, 2-0 MAAC) also got 18 points from Rob Garrison. Benson Egemonye added 16 points and 5 blocked shots. Tyrone Lewis and Kashief Edwards added 13 and 12 points, respectively.

    Manhattan (7-6, 1-2 MAAC) was led by Chris Smith and Devon Austin with each scoring 16 points. The team, which suffered its third-straight loss, also got 10 points from Darryl Crawford.

    Niagara closed the first half with a 23-18 run to take a 58-49 halftime lead. Then Niagara opened the second half with a 14-2 run for a 72-51 lead as Garrison scored seven. Manhattan missed its first seven shots from the field in the second half before scoring at 15:43.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MAN
    NIAG
    Points 74 93
    FG Made-Attempted 28-74 (.378) 30-63 (.476)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-22 (.364) 8-24 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 25-32 (.781)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 27

    2008-09 Season

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