Scores

Final

Marist 73

(6-26, 3-15 MAAC)

Niagara 61

(9-23, 5-13 MAAC)

7:30 PM ET, March 4, 2011

Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, Connecticut

1 2 T
MRST 29 4473
NIAG 26 3561

Top Performers

Marist: D. Carter 10 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Niagara: A. Nelson 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

Marist 73, Niagara 61

Associated Press

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Jay Bowie scored 13 points and Candon Rusin added 12 as Marist defeated Niagara 73-61 on Friday night in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

The Red Foxes (6-26) won for just the second time since a 65-59 win over Manhattan on Jan. 9 and will face No. 1 seed Fairfield (23-6) in the second round on Saturday.

Marist led 29-26 at halftime after holding the Purple Eagles to 7-of-25 shooting in the opening half (28 percent). The Red Foxes shot 58.6 percent from the floor (17 of 29) after the break and stretched their lead to as many as 13, 66-53, with 5:44 left to play.

Anthony Nelson scored 28 points, but was the only player in double figures for Niagara (9-23), which shot 18 of 56 from the floor (32.1 percent). Nelson went 9 for 22 from the field, while the rest of his teammates combined to go just 9 for 34.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRST
NIAG
Points 73 61
FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 18-56 (.321)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 4-18 (.222)
FT Made-Attempted 14-24 (.583) 21-27 (.778)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 14 0

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Dec 3, 2010 @MRST 80, NIAG 72Recap
Feb 6, 2011 @NIAG 77, MRST 60Recap
» Mar 4, 2011 MRST 73, @NIAG 61Recap