ALBANY, N.Y. -- Juan'ya Green posted his first career double-double -- just missing a triple-double -- with 19 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds as Niagara held off Siena 78-69 Friday night.
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference-leading Purple Eagles (12-8, 8-1), who won their fifth consecutive game and eighth straight in league play, also defeated the Saints 87-64 on Jan. 17 to sweep the series.
The first half was close, with Niagara ahead 42-40 at intermission. The Purple Eagles built a 12-point lead, only to see it nearly disappear as Siena climbed back within a point.
After O.D. Anosike's dunk with 2:04 left made it 70-69, Devon White answered with a dunk for Niagara. Antoine Mason hit two free throws to finish with 17 points and Green clinched the win with four foul shots.
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