Loyola (Md.) ends Niagara streak 89-87 in 2 OT
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Julius Brooks beat the buzzer with a layup, and Loyola (Md.) beat Niagara 89-87 in two overtimes Saturday, ending the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leaders' seven-game winning streak.
With 2.6 seconds left, after Niagara's Malcolm Lemmons' two free throws tied the game, Anthony Wimbush's inbounds pass found Erik Etherly at the Purple Eagles' free-throw line. Etherly flipped the ball to Brooks just left of the basket to give the Greyhounds (16-8, 8-4) the victory.
There were six lead changes in the second overtime after Niagara's Juan'ya Green's 3-pointer tied the first overtime with 9 seconds left. Green missed at the buzzer to end regulation at 66-66.
Green and Antoine Mason scored 23 points for Niagara (14-9, 10-2), which rallied from a 50-43 second-half deficit.
Updated February 2, 2013