Scores

Final

Niagara 73

(14-19, 8-10 MAAC)

Loyola (MD) 86

(22-8, 13-5 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:30 PM ET, March 3, 2012

    MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    NIAG 37 3673
    L-MD 37 4986

    Top Performers

    Niagara: J. Green 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

    Loyola (MD): D. Cormier 23 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Loyola (Md.) 86, Niagara 73

    Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Dylon Cormier scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half and Loyola (Md.) defeated Niagara 86-73 in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday night.

    The Greyhounds (22-8) outscored Niagara 44-22 in the paint, including 22-8 in the second half.

    Loyola shot 69.2 percent from the field (18 of 26) and outscored the Purple Eagles 49-36 in the second half.

    Tied at 37 at halftime, Loyola opened the final 20 minutes on a 19-14 run to take the lead for good. Justin Drummond's dunk put the Greyhounds on top 48-41 with 16:38 to play.

    Erik Etherly added 21 points and Shane Walker had 13 points and 12 rebounds for second-seeded Loyola, which plays in the semifinals Sunday.

    Juan'ya Green led seventh-seeded Niagara (14-19) with 22 points. Malcolm Lemmons and Antoine Mason added 11 points apiece for the Purple Eagles.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NIAG
    L-MD
    Points 73 86
    FG Made-Attempted 23-57 (.404) 29-46 (.630)
    3P Made-Attempted 10-21 (.476) 5-10 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-24 (.708) 23-29 (.793)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 15

    2011-12 Season

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    Jan 2, 2012 NIAG 66, @L-MD 61Recap
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