Scores

Final

Niagara 85

(16-13, 8-8 MAAC)

Milwaukee 79

(16-13, 8-8 Horizon)

    8:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    1 2 T
    NIAG 49 3685
    MILW 42 3779

    Top Performers

    Niagara: T. Lewis 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Milwaukee: R. Franklin 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 7 Ast

    Niagara 85, Wis.-Milwaukee 79

    Associated Press

    MILWAUKEE -- Anthony Nelson scored eight straight points in the final minutes for Niagara, helping the Purple Eagles overtake Wisconsin-Milwaukee 85-79 in a nonconference BracketBusters series game Saturday.

    Niagara (16-13) trailed 72-68 with 4:30 remaining when Nelson accounted for all of the Eagles' points during an 8-2 run that put them on top for good, 76-74, with 1:58 left. Bilal Benn followed with a 3-point play to extend the lead to 79-74.

    Tyrone Lewis led Niagara with 23 points and five rebounds. He is two rebounds away from becoming the first player in Metro Atlantic Conference history with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 200 steals.

    Benn added 19 points, and Nelson finished with 14 points and nine assists.

    Ricky Franklin led Wisconsin-Milwaukee (16-13) with 22 points and seven assists. James Eayrs added 14 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    MILW
    Points 85 79
    FG Made-Attempted 29-55 (.527) 31-57 (.544)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 10-27 (.370)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 7-12 (.583)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 4

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