Niagara Gazette


December 12, 2013

Big second half helps NU beat Davidson


Niagara Gazette — The sophomore guard iced the game with 19.9 second left. Niagara led 79-70 when Jordan corralled a rebound and found McCall sneaking out in transition. Jordan sailed a pass down the court, and McCall pushed through a foul to finish a layup. He hit the free throw to all but close out the game.

Mason, who came in leading the nation in scoring, saw his per-game average drop to 29.4 after finishing with 21. He entered the second half with only two and struggled from the field, but went 12 for 15 from the free throw line to help the Purple Eagles close the game. He still leads the nation’s second-leading scorer, Oregon State’s Roberto Nelson, by 4 points per game.

NU shot 48 percent from the field and 40 percent on triples, hitting six of just 15 attempts. Davidson fared much worse, finishing 36.1 percent overall and 20 percent on 3-pointers, hitting the same amount as Niagara despite shooting twice as many.

Niagara hosts Big 4 rival St. Bonaventure in another non-league game at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 in the Gallagher Center.

Follow Niagara Gazette sports reporter Mike Meiler on Twitter @mikemeiler for updates on your local teams.

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