LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Anthony Myles scored 23 points and Jonathon Thompson added 18 as Rider defeated Niagara 72-69 Thursday night, handing the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference leader its second straight loss.
Rider led the rest of the way, though never by more than 10 points. Thompson made 4 of 6 free throws in the final 24 seconds.
Myles, who tied his career scoring high, also grabbed seven rebounds for Rider.
Ameen Tanksley scored a career-high 29 points for the Purple Eagles (14-10, 10-3) and had 11 of their first 25 points.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame says he is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to school for a final season.