LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Anthony Nelson scored 13 points and had seven assists, including one to tie the school record, in Niagara's 61-55 win over Central Michigan on Saturday.
Nelson got his 630th assist on a pass to set up Kevin Moore's dunk with 1:13 left, tying Alvin Cruz' record from 2005.
The milestone capped a second half in which the Purple Eagles (8-21) outscored the Chippewas 38-32.
Niagara trailed 38-29 with 13:11 left in the game, before going on an 18-2 run. Nelson's free throws capped the spurt and put the Purple Eagles ahead 47-40 with 6:33 to play.
Niagara was 10 of 19 from the field in the second half, finishing shooting 44.7 percent for the game (17 of 38).