NIAGARA, N.Y. -- Tyrone Lewis scored 22 points to lead Niagara to a 77-68 win over Fairfield on Monday night.
Lewis shot 11-for-12 from the free throw line for Niagara (10-6, 3-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), while Rob Garrison added 19 points and five steals. Bilal Benn contributed with 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Niagara used a 13-4 run early in the second half to jump out to a 49-37 lead following a layup from Garrison with 15:50 remaining. That helped the Purple Eagles maintain the lead for the rest of the contest, as Fairfield would get no closer than six points.
Niagara was outrebounded 40-38, but was able to score 19 points off of Fairfield's 16 turnovers.