Scores

Final

Siena 62

(8-24, 4-14 MAAC)

Niagara 74

(19-12, 13-5 MAAC)

Coverage: ESPN3

2:30 PM ET, March 9, 2013

MassMutual Center, Springfield, Massachusetts

1 2 T
SIE 31 3162
NIAG 32 4274

Top Performers

Siena: O. Anosike 13 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast

Niagara: A. Mason 21 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 4 Stl

Niagara 74, Siena 62

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Antoine Mason scored 21 points, Juan'ya Green added 15 and top-seeded Niagara pulled away from Siena 74-62 Saturday in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament.

The Purple Eagles (19-12) built a nine-point lead with 5:51 to go until halftime, but the ninth-seeded Saints used a 12-4 spurt get within 32-31.

Marvin Jordan's trey opened the second half, then Mason scored seven straight points, capped by a three-point play with 17:19 left, to give Niagara an 11-point lead.

Siena (8-24) came back again with an 11-2 run to make it 44-42 with 12:19 remaining, but the Saints could get no closer.

The Purple Eagles, who swept Siena in the regular season, have won five of their past six games and are seeking their first MAAC title since 2007.

Evan Hymes and Rob Poole scored 14 points apiece and O.D. Anosike had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Siena.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SIE
NIAG
Points 62 74
FG Made-Attempted 22-44 (.500) 23-57 (.404)
3P Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 6-21 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 9-18 (.500) 22-27 (.815)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 1 12

2012-13 Season

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