Scores

Final

Niagara 87

(21-7, 12-4 MAAC)

Rider 90

(15-11, 10-6 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 18, 2009

    Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

    1 2 T
    NIAG 38 4987
    RID 50 4090

    Top Performers

    Niagara: T. Lewis 24 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Rider: H. Mansell 22 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Blk

    Rider 90, Niagara 87

    Associated Press

    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Harris Mansell hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds remaining, then added a free throw after a turnover to lift Rider to a 90-87 win over Niagara Wednesday night.

    Niagara (21-7, 12-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) battled back from a 50-38 halftime deficit to take an 87-86 lead on a layup by Demetrius Williamson with 27 seconds to play. Rider (15-11, 10-6 MAAC) called time out, and Mansell hit his 3-pointer on the subsequent possession.

    Mansell led Rider with 22 points. Ryan Thompson added 21 points and seven rebounds.

    Tyrone Lewis had a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds for Niagara. Bilal Benn had 22 points and Benson Egemonye 16 for the Purple Eagles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    RID
    Points 87 90
    FG Made-Attempted 33-72 (.458) 34-62 (.548)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-31 (.355) 13-21 (.619)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-17 (.588) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 19

    2008-09 Season

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