NCAA Basketball

Niagara Purple Eagles (10-23)


Sat. 2/18 Fri. 2/24 Sun. 2/26 Thu. 3/2 Fri. 3/3
@ Siena 
L 70-76
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vs. StPete 
L 53-66
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vs. Fair 
L 58-62
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@ Quinni 
W 88-69
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@ Monm 
L 59-84
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Rutgers moves to 4-0 with 78-65 win over Niagara

(TSX / STATS) -- Rutgers was in prime position to let its guard down after ending a 23-game road losing streak on Friday at DePaul.

But back home on Sunday before a home crowd at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights went on a 16-0 run in the second half to defeat Niagara 78-65 to remain a perfect 4-0.

Kansas State transfer Nigel Johnson came off the bench to lead the Scarlet Knights with 20 points. Mike Williams added 12 points for Rutgers, which used a balanced attack and shot 46.9 percent from the field (30 of 64).

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Leaders
Points: M. Scott17.0
Rebounds: M. Scott7.0
Assists: K. Dukes4.1
FG%: M. Scott43.5%
FT%: K. Dukes92.1%
3P%: K. Dukes41.4%
Steals: M. Scott1.4
Blocks: D. Robb2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Monmouth 18-2 27-7
Saint Peter's 14-6 23-13
Iona 12-8 22-13
Siena 12-8 17-17
Fairfield 11-9 16-15
Rider 10-10 18-15
Canisius 10-10 18-16
Quinnipiac 7-13 10-21
Niagara 6-14 10-23
Manhattan 5-15 10-22
Marist 5-15 8-24
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