Scores

Final

Canisius 71

(17-9, 11-4 MAAC)

Niagara 65

(6-20, 3-12 MAAC)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 14, 2014

    Gallagher Center, Niagara Falls, New York

    1 2 T
    CAN 32 3971
    NIAG 37 2865

    Top Performers

    Canisius: B. Baron 34 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast

    Niagara: M. Ware 13 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Baron, Canisius top Niagara 71-65

    Associated Press

    LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Billy Baron scored 34 points and Canisius rallied in the second half to edge Niagara 71-65 Friday night.

    With the game tied at 63, Chris Perez drove the lane and finished with 57 seconds to play for a 65-63 Canisius lead. Antoine Mason missed a 3 with 40 seconds remaining, and Baron closed the game by making 6 of 6 from the line to preserve the win.

    Down 37-32 at half, Canisius (17-9, 11-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell behind by as many as 11 before a 9-0 run tied the game at 52 with 9:38 left. Perez added 17 points for Canisius.

    The game featured two of the nation's top-five scorers as Mason entered the game first nationally at 26.3 points per game and Baron fifth at 23.6.

    Mason scored 17 for Niagara (6-20, 3-12). Marcus Ware had 13 points and 12 rebounds while Wesley Myers added 10 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CAN
    NIAG
    Points 71 65
    FG Made-Attempted 25-59 (.424) 26-70 (.371)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 17-22 (.773) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 19 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
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