Scores

Final

Niagara 64

(2-5, 0-1 MAAC)

Cent Michigan 66

(4-3, 2-1 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 2, 2012

McGuirk Arena, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

1 2 T
NIAG 23 4164
CMU 35 3166

Top Performers

Niagara: A. Mason 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Central Michigan: K. Randall 24 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Cent. Michigan 66, Niagara 64

Associated Press

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Kyle Randall scored a career-high 24 points, helping Central Michigan thwart a late Niagara rally and hold on for a 66-64 victory Sunday.

Randall, a senior who transferred from North Carolina-Greensboro before this season, was 7 of 12 from the field, including two 3-pointers, and 8 of 9 from the line. John Simons added 12 points and Chris Fowler had 11 for the Chippewas (4-3), who led by as many as 20 in the first half.

The Purple Eagles (2-5) erased that lead after halftime, and T.J. Cline's tip-in with 7 minutes to play gave Niagara its first lead, 50-49. Central Michigan retook the lead for good on Fowler's two free throws with 1:32 left, and the Chippewas made just enough foul shots in the final minute to secure the victory.

Antoine Mason led Niagara with 24 points, and Juan'ya Green added 12. Cline had nine points and 11 rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIAG
CMU
Points 64 66
FG Made-Attempted 23-53 (.434) 21-43 (.488)
3P Made-Attempted 4-15 (.267) 5-18 (.278)
FT Made-Attempted 14-28 (.500) 19-24 (.792)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 20

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