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Niagara falls to U Maryland

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NU comes into tonight's game a 15.5 point dog to Maryland. The game will be carried live on B10+ Network which is pay I believe.

STORY:

The Niagara Purple Eagles and the Maryland Terrapins meet in college basketball action from the Xfinity Center on Monday night.

The Niagara Purple Eagles will try to bounce back from a disappointing 14-16 season in 2021-22, finishing with a 9-11 mark in MAAC conference play. As the 5-seed in the MAAC tournament, the Purple Eagles were upended by 4-seed Monmouth, ending their season. The Purple Eagles will have a fairly new roster in 2021-22, especially with the departure of Marcus Hammond (18.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG) and Jordan Cintron (8.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG), but Noah Thomasson returns after logging 10.8 PPG and 3.4 APG for the Purple Eagles last season. Niagara also brings in some reinforcements via the transfer portal, as Joe Kasperzyk brings 10.8 PPG from Southeast Louisiana while Aaron Gray brings in 15.6 PPG and 6.3 RPG from subdivision Southern New Hampshire. Sam Iorio also returns for Niagara in the front court after putting up 8.4 PPG and 6.1 RPG last season.

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The Maryland Terrapins will try to rebound from a frustrating 2021-22 season, finishing at 15-17 overall, including 7-13 in Big Ten conference play. The Terps were given the #10 seed at the Big Ten tournament, losing to Michigan State in the second round and ending their season. The Terrapins lose three key contributors from last year’s unit, including Fatts Russell (15.1 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 3.7 APG), Eric Ayala (14.7 PPG, 4.6 RPG) and Qudus Wahab (7.7 PPG, 5.6 RPG) but do bring back Donta Scott (12.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG) and Hakim Hart (9.9 PPG) while also adding transfers like high-scoring guard Jahmir Young (19.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.7 APG) from Charlotte, Donald Carey (13.5 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 2.9 APG) from Georgetown and Patrick Emilien (12.5 PPG, 6.2 RPG) from St. Francis-BK to help turn things around for the Terrapins.

Niagara is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 11-5-1 in their last 17 road games. Maryland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall.

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I get the case to be made on either side in this game, but I’m looking at Maryland here. I don’t love this game with all of the turnover on both sides, but I feel that the loss of Hammond for Niagara was bigger as he was the heart and soul of that Niagara team. The Terps have some solid pieces in this year’s rotation and I just look for Maryland to take over and win this game convincingly.

https://sportschatplace.com/college-bas ... ions-odds/

NU GAME NOTES:

LOTS OF NEW FACES
• Niagara welcomes in 11 new guys to the roster in 2022-23, while retaining three players from a
season ago.
• Of the 11 newcomers, six are transfers, including Joe Kasperzyk, Braxton Bayless, Keith Kiner III,
Lance Erving, David Mitchell, and Aaron Gray.
• David Mitchell (Brown) and Joe Kasperzyk (Braynt) are the only two transfers with Division I basketball expiernce. Kasperzyk spent his freshman season at Bryant.
• The other five are first-year student-athletes, Shane Lancaster, Bryce Moore, Jalen Brown, Donovan Hill, and Harlan Obioha.
• Obioha joined NU during the second semester of 2021-22.

https://purpleeagles.com/documents/2022 ... ryland.pdf
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If I was a betting man, I would take NU and the points. GP teaches defense so I don't think they will be blown out. First game of season for both teams.
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My uniformed guess is that the Purps will take some time to assimilate with all of the new faces. UM graduated three starters, it could be closer than some expect.
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GO PITTY!
MD 24-12 almost halfway through 1st half.
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Down 7 at the half. 34-27. Not bad!
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NU shows grit with good close to half down 7, 34-27 shooting 41.4% v 45,8 % for the Terps.
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Not bad down by 7.Thomasson no points at the half.
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GP's coaching acumen and adjustments may make this a contest!
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Down 9 w 7 left...TV TO.
50-41
Noah on the board.
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Poor performance late...71-49 Final.
NU lead by Braxless 14 and Iorio 12.
Looked competitive for a good while.
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