NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. (AP) Marvin Prochet had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Niagara win its season opener with an 80-72 victory over St. Bonaventure on Monday night.
It was Niagara's first win at home against its instate rival since Dec. 22, 2009, and have back-to-back wins against the Bonnies for the first time since winning eight straight from 2003-2010. The Purple Eagles have also won consecutive season openers for the first time since 2007-08.
Prochet was 6 of 9 from the field and made three 3-pointers. James Towns scored 10 of his 18 points in the final two minutes and Keleaf Tate finished with 17 points for Niagara.