Scores

Final

Drexel 69

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Niagara 76

(1-1, 1-0 home)

    8:00 AM ET, November 17, 2009

    Gallagher Center, Lewiston, New York

    1 2 T
    DREX 30 3969
    NIAG 42 3476

    Top Performers

    Drexel: D. Thomas 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Niagara: B. Benn 19 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

    Niagara 76, Drexel 69

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Once the frost burned off the grass, Bilal Benn heated up to score 10 of his 19 points in the second half in Niagara's 76-69 win over Drexel in a game that started at 8 a.m.

    Benn finished with 14 rebounds as the Purple Eagles (1-1) hung on Tuesday after nearly blowing a 10-point lead over the final 4 minutes. Rob Garrison scored 20 points and sealed the win by hitting six free throws in the final 58 seconds.

    Gerald Colds led Drexel (0-2) with 18 points and nearly rallied the Dragons. He hit two 3-point baskets in the final 78 seconds, including one with 24 seconds left to cut Niagara's lead to 72-69.

    The Dragons had a chance to tie the game, but Derrick Thomas missed a 3-point shot, and teammate Samme Givens secured the rebound but stepped on the end line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DREX
    NIAG
    Points 69 76
    FG Made-Attempted 25-65 (.385) 22-63 (.349)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-16 (.313) 7-18 (.389)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-23 (.609) 25-31 (.806)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 15

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