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Scott has 14th 20-plus game, Niagara tops Manhattan 72-63

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 21 points with four 3-pointers for his 14th 20-plus game of the season and Niagara beat Manhattan 72-63 on Wednesday night.

It was also Scott's fifth 20-plus output against Manhattan.

James Towns made 9 of 12 free throws and scored 13 points for Niagara (13-9, 6-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Kahlil Dukes added 12 points and the Purple Eagles were 21 of 28 from the stripe.

Towns raced from the 3-point line to the rim for a left-handed, put-back dunk of Dukes' missed 3-pointer to extend Niagara's lead to 62-54 with 5:55 to go.

Pauly Paulicap scored 18 points with eight free throws for Manhattan (10-11, 5-4). He made 4 of 6 shots in the first half and 8 of 9 free throws for 16 points. Aaron Walker Jr. added 12 points and Calvin Crawford 11.

Updated January 24, 2018

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