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Niagara Purple Eagles (16-15)


Fri. 2/24 Sun. 2/26 Sat. 3/4 Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10
vs. Fair 
W 76-68
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vs. StPete 
L 65-66
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@ Can 
L 68-81
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@ Siena 
W 71-65
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@ Iona 
L 59-71
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Clayton has 22, Iona knocks off Niagara 71-59 in MAAC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Walter Clayton Jr. had 22 points in Iona's 71-59 victory over Niagara on Friday night in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.

The top-seeded Gaels will face No. 11 Marist in Saturday's championship game.

Clayton had six rebounds for the Gaels (27-7). Nelly Junior Joseph scored 16 points while going 7 of 11 and 2 of 3 from the free throw line, and added six rebounds. Daniss Jenkins recorded 14 points and was 4 of 11 shooting, including 1 for 4 from distance, and went 5 for 6 from the line. It was the 13th straight victory for the Gaels.

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Leaders
Points: N. Thomasson19.5
Rebounds: S. Iorio5.5
Assists: N. Thomasson3.5
FG%: N. Thomasson48.1%
FT%: N. Thomasson66.7%
3P%: N. Thomasson38.6%
Steals: B. Bayless0.9
Blocks: S. Iorio0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Alabama31-6
2 Houston33-4
3 Purdue29-6
4 Kansas28-8
5 Texas29-9
6 Marquette29-7
7 UCLA31-6
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga31-6
10 UConn29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston33-4
2 Alabama31-6
3 Purdue29-6
4 Marquette29-7
5 Kansas28-8
6 UCLA31-6
7 Texas29-9
8 Arizona28-7
9 Gonzaga31-6
10 Virginia25-8
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Iona 17-3 27-8
Rider 13-7 16-14
Quinnipiac 11-9 20-12
Siena 11-9 17-15
Niagara 10-10 16-15
Manhattan 10-10 12-18
Fairfield 9-11 13-18
Mount St. Mary's 8-12 13-20
Canisius 8-12 10-20
Saint Peter's 7-13 14-18
Marist 6-14 13-20
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 65.0 (333)
Rebounds: 8.1 (315)
Assists: 10.9 (334)
FG%: 44.8% (171)
FT%: 72.3% (155)
3P%: 34.4% (170)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 65.9 (58)
Rebounds: 22.4 (337)
Assists: 10.4 (22)
FG%: 43.9% (188)
FT%: 72.3% (232)
3P%: 35.8% (303)
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