Niagara Gazette


December 29, 2013

NU men set for Brown

Niagara Gazette — The Niagara Purple Eagles wrap up the 2013 calendar with a home matchup against the Brown Bears at 2 p.m. today.

Niagara (3-9) had won consecutive games for the first time this season with victories over Saint Peter’s and Davidson, before falling to Little 3 rival St. Bonaventure, 74-72. The Purple Eagles erased another double-digit second half deficit and led by three points with two minutes remaining, but were denied a win on a buzzer-beating layup.

Senior guard Marvin Jordan boosted his season scoring average to 13.3 points per game against the Bonnies, scoring 20 points, including five 3-pointers. Freshman Cam Fowler scored a career-high seven points in the loss, while sophomore Tahjere McCall had a season-high six assists.

The Purple Eagles and Bears (6-4) will meet for the second straight season after not playing since 1995-96. In last season’s encounter, Brown rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to edge Niagara in overtime, 75-74, on Jan. 8. The loss was Niagara’s only defeat in the month of January (9-1).

Sunday’s matchup will feature the nation’s leading scorer in Antoine Mason (28.3) and the Ivy League’s top scorer, Sean McGonagill (18.6). Mason has accounted for 36 percent of Niagara’s points and has seven 30-point games this season. The junior is 13th on NU’s all-time scoring list, 30 points away from topping NU Hall of Famer Marshall Wingate (72) for 12th.

The game is Niagara’s final non-conference bout of the season and will be broadcast live by Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Audio is available at WWWS1400 AM and free online through Purple Eagles All-Access.

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