Scores

Final

Niagara 83

(4-10, 1-2 MAAC)

Rider 85

(7-5, 3-0 MAAC)

6:00 PM ET, January 2, 2014

Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville, New Jersey

1 2 T
NIAG 31 5283
RID 38 4785

Top Performers

Niagara: A. Mason 31 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl

Rider: J. Taylor 24 Pts, 3 Reb

Taylor, Rider hold on to beat Niagara 85-83

Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Jimmie Taylor scored a career-high 24 points as Rider held off Niagara for an 85-83 win Thursday night.

Marvin Jordan's 3-pointer with 6 seconds to play brought Niagara within 83-82 before Zedric Sadler hit a pair of free throws, giving Rider (7-5, 3-0 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference) a three-point lead just 1 second later. Taylor fouled Wesley Myers with 2 seconds remaining and, after making the first, he intentionally missed the second free throw and Daniel Stewart pull down the rebound to seal the win for the Broncs.

Niagara (4-10, 1-2) trailed by 10 points after Khalil Alford's jumper with 2:59 to play gave Rider its biggest lead of the game, 70-60. The Purple Eagles scored 20 points, including 14 by Antoine Mason, in the final 2:44 but Rider made 13 of 16 free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.

Mason paced Niagara with 31 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIAG
RID
Points 83 85
FG Made-Attempted 32-69 (.464) 26-61 (.426)
3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 13-26 (.500) 27-35 (.771)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Jan 2, 2014 @RID 85, NIAG 83Recap
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