NU v Marist Fri @ 2 pm ESPN+ & Sat 2 pm ESPN3

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On back to back games visitors have better sense of background and shoot better on return game.
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Purple Eagles started 2021 with a narrow 63-61 defeat at the Marist Red Foxes on Friday.

Game Summary
The 53rd meeting between the Purple Eagles and Marist was decided in the final minutes as both teams entered the contest on three-game win streaks. The final four minutes were played in a five-point window as the Red Foxes held off the Purple Eagles.

The Purple Eagles led for over 57 percent of the game, but the Red Foxes used a run midway through the second half to regain the lead which they held for the remainder of the game.

Justin Roberts drained a 3-pointer to give Niagara its largest of the game, 19-12, with 5:46 left in the first half. After Marist cut Niagara's lead to 24-23 with one minute remaining, a Kobi Nwandu driving layup handed NU a 26-23 halftime advantage.

Nicholas Kratholm paced the Purple Eagles in the early stages of the second half, scoring Niagara's first nine points for a 35-30 lead. The Red Foxes responded with an 11-2 run in three minutes for a 41-37 lead with 12:37 on the clock.

A Roberts triple cut Marist's lead to 45-44 with 6:26 remaining, but the Red Foxes made consecutive 3-pointers on their next two possessions. The Purple Eagles headed into the final minute trailing 57-53, but the Red Foxes outscored NU, 8-6, including going 4-for-4 at the free-throw line.

Eagle's Eye On
Marcus Hammond scored a game-high 17 points while also sharing a team-high in rebounds with four.

Nicholas Kratholm tied a career-high in scoring with 11 points and grabbed four rebounds to share team-high marks

Kobi Nwandu netted 11 points to be in double figures for the sixth straight game, grabbed four rebounds, and added three assists.

Raheem Solomon scored 10 points, grabbed four boards, and a team-high three steals.

Inside The Numbers
Four Purple Eagles scored in double figures for the first time this season.

Up Next
The Purple Eagles conclude their two-game series with Marist on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Coverage of the game will be provided by ESPN3 and by the Niagara Sports Network via 107.3 FM/AM 1400 and www.PurpleEagles.com/Watch.
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Re: NU v Marist Fri @ 2 pm ESPN+ & Sat 2 pm ESPN3

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Expect better shooting after a game in same gym yesterday.
Spread is Marist -1.
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Nick Mac w 2 3's. nu 17-13 w 12 left in half
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Anotheer NM 3 and a Cintron steal and dunk.
At 10 min, NU 20-11
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20-2 NU run. 28-15,
Just over 7 left in half
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NU 51 - Marist 37, half
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HALF NU 51-37
Both teams shooting lights out 3's M 53.8% NU 50%
N Mac 15 pts, Hammond 13 and Nwandu 9
NU leads rebounds 19-12

Bench points NU 23-5 WOW
Steals NU 4-0
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Final NU 86-72
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NU, 86, beats Marist, 72
Good “D”. outstanding “3” shooting (20-0 run in the first half led by McDonald), great play by Hammond, plus great ball control (only 4 TO’s) and outstanding FT shooting (24-25) leads NU to victory and a split for the 2-game Marist series.
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