LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP)Niagara powered to a 70-56 victory over Illinois State Friday night in the ESPN BracketBuster Series.
Tyrone Lewis scored 19 points while Bilal Benn had 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Niagara (22-7). Rob Garrison added 10 points.Illinois State (22-6) was led by Champ Oguchi's 19 points, 14 of those coming in the second half. Emmanuel Holloway and Brandon Sampay each added 10 points while Sampay snared 11 rebounds.Niagara used a 14-0 run, started with back-to-back three-point field goals by Demetrious Williamson, to open a 20-6 lead at 11:03. Lewis added back-to-back three-pointers to give Niagara a 29-13 lead at 6:27.