Scores

Final

Illinois State 56

(22-6, 11-5 MVC)

Niagara 70

(22-7, 12-4 MAAC)

    7:00 PM ET, February 20, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    ILST 23 3356
    NIAG 35 3570

    Top Performers

    Illinois State: C. Oguchi 19 Pts, 7 Reb

    Niagara: B. Benn 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Niagara 70, Illinois St. 56

    Associated Press

    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.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ILST
    NIAG
    Points 56 70
    FG Made-Attempted 22-58 (.379) 24-57 (.421)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-18 (.222) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-16 (.500) 15-23 (.652)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 20

    2008-09 Season

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