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January 27, 2011

The Stealers: Niagara's Nelson leads the nation, UB's Mulkey close behind

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NIAGARA FALLS —

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Niagara (4-17, 1-8) at Canisius (9-10, 3-6) • 7 p.m. • WGR • ESPNU



CANISIUS


Coach: Tom Parrotta

PROJECTED STARTERS

G    15    Julius Coles    Sr.    10.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg

G    12    Gaby Belardo    So.    11.3 ppg, 2.2 rpg

G    3    Robert Goldsberry    Sr.    6.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg

F    24    Elton Frazier    Sr.    10.7 pg, 4.4 rpg

F    00    Greg Logins    Sr.    10.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg

KEY RESERVES

G    11    Alshwan Hymes    So.    9.5 ppg, 2.2 rpg

G    5    Reggie Groves    R-Fr.    1.8 ppg, 1.6 rpg

F    42    T. Vazquez-Simmons    Sr.    4.9 ppg, 6.2 rpg

SCOUTING REPORT

The Griffs are coming off a 75-73 home win over Iona in which they shot a season-bet 53.8 percent from the field. ... Logins had a career-high 30 points in the win and Belardo scored the game-winner on a fast break layup with 3.4 seconds left. ... Leading the MAAC in blocked shots with 5.1 per game. ... Have been out-rebounded in each of last seven games. ... 6-1 on the season when out-rebounding opponents. ... Hymes made nine 3-pointers in a game ealrier this season, tying the MAAC record. ... Griffs won 73-70 at Koessler last season.

NIAGARA

Coach: Joe Mihalich

PROJECTED STARTERS

G    31    Anthony Nelson    Sr.    16.1 ppg, 3.3 spg

G    32    Marvin Jordan    Fr.    10.4 ppg, 2.7 apg

G    24    Kevon Moore    So.    5.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg

C    15    Eric Williams    So.    3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg

C    15    Scooter Gillette    So.    3.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg

KEY RESERVES

G    1    Malcolm Lemmons    Fr.    6.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg

G    22    Skylar Jones    Fr.    6.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg

F    34    Kashief Edwards    Jr.    12.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg

SCOUTING REPORT

Edwards will dress for the game, but is questionable to play. He missed the past four games after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee, but returned to practice this week. ... Purple Eagles have lost 10 of last 11 but played close with MAAC leaders Iona and Fairfield at home last weekend. ... Williams followed up an 18-point, nine-rebound performance against Iona’s strong frontline with one point and three rebounds in 20 minutes against Fairfield. ... Nelson went without an assist for the first time in his career against Fairfield. He is averaging a career-low 4.2 assists on the season and is 54 behind Alvin Cruz’s all-time record.

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