Niagara Gazette


November 15, 2012

Niagara finally gets return on road work


Niagara Gazette —

The Purple Eagles last met the Bison early in the 2005-06 season, losing 66-63 at the Gallagher Center. Niagara's NCAA tournament team lost 76-74 at Bucknell the year before.

The current Niagara team, with its four-guard alignment and 6-7 starting center Joe Thomas, struggled against Oregon State's big front line in the opener but flourished in Tuesday's home win over St. Francis (Pa.) when it wasn't at size disadvantage.

New Mexico State, a 26-win NCAA tournament team a year ago, have a 6-10 starting center, Tshilidzi Nephawe, and a 7-5, 360-pound reserve center, Sim Bhullar. The Aggies opened the season with a 71-62 loss at Oregon State.


Niagara received a signed letter of intent this week from Jamall Robinson,  a 6-foot-5 swingman from Paul VI Catholic in Fairfax, Va.

"The Niagara basketball family is ecstatic over signing Jamall Robinson," Mihalich said. "We just signed a total package guy, terrific player, terrific person, someone who can do everything on the lfoor, all out winner and someone that is going to help us win some championships."


2K SPORTS CLASSIC SUBREGIONAL [ital] at Gallagher Center [ital] Tonight Niagara (1-1) vs. Bucknell (2-0), 7 p.m. Saturday Bucknell vs. New Mexico State (0-1), 5:30 p.m. Sunday Bucknell vs. West Alabama, 1:30 p.m. Niagara vs. New Mexico State, 4 p.m.


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