Scores

Final

Howard 77

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Niagara 82

(2-1, 1-0 home)

    11:00 AM ET, November 20, 2009

    1 2 T
    HOW 37 4077
    NIAG 50 3282

    Top Performers

    Howard: C. Thompson 28 Pts, 1 Reb, 5 Ast

    Niagara: B. Benn 17 Pts, 12 Reb, 6 Ast, 2 Stl

    Niagara 82, Howard 77

    Associated Press

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Anthony Nelson scored 18 points and Rob Garrison and Bilal Benn added 17 points apiece in Niagara's 82-77 victory over Howard at the Glenn Wilkes Classic on Friday.

    Calvin Thompson had 28 points and Mike Phillips added 16 for Howard (0-3).

    Howard trailed by 16 in the first half, but got within 60-58 with eight minutes left after Thompson hit a short jumper and then setup a basket by Kandi Mukole.

    Niagara (2-1) responded by outscoring Howard 14-3, including a fast-break basket by Garrison, to take a 74-61 lead. Thompson's 3-point play cut Howard's deficit to 81-75 with 23 seconds to go.

    Garrison and Benn both had 11 points in the first half to help Niagara take a 50-37 lead at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOW
    NIAG
    Points 77 82
    FG Made-Attempted 27-61 (.443) 32-56 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-14 (.429) 8-18 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-26 (.654) 10-25 (.400)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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