Scores

Final

Niagara 71

(3-8, 0-2 MAAC)

Cent Conn St 74

(5-5, 1-1 NEC)

    3:30 PM ET, December 19, 2010

    William H. Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut

    1 2 T
    NIAG 36 3571
    CCSU 36 3874

    Top Performers

    Niagara: M. Jordan 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Central Connecticut St: K. Horton 25 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Cent. Connecticut St. 74, Niagara 71

    Associated Press

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Ken Horton scored 25 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as Central Connecticut State ended a four-game losing streak Sunday with a 74-71 victory over Niagara.

    Robby Ptacek added 23 points and Shemik Thompson had 10 points and 10 assists for the Blue Devils (5-5).

    Anthony Nelson's 24 points led Niagara (3-8), which concluded an eight-game road trip -- its longest since the 1940-41 season -- with two wins.

    The game turned on an 11-0 run in the second half, just after Eric Williams gave Niagara a 49-44 lead on a layup with 15:44 left. The Purple Eagles then missed six consecutive shots, committed four turnovers and went from being pursued to giving pursuit, down 55-49 with 11:19 left.

    Niagara tied it at 65 on Nelson's layup with 3:38 left. But Horton answered with a layup 12 seconds later, and the Blue Devils led for good, even surviving Ptacek fouling out with 5:26 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    CCSU
    Points 71 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-50 (.480) 25-63 (.397)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 2-12 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 22-24 (.917)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 4

    2010-11 Season

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