NCAA Game Summary - Iona at Niagara

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Niagara, NY (Sports Network) - A 3-pointer by Juan'ya Green in the final moments of overtime provided the Niagara Purple Eagles with a thrilling 93-90 win over the Iona Gaels in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play at the Gallagher Center.

Green was two assists shy of a double-double with 26 points for the Purple Eagles in the victory (14-8, 10-1 MAAC). Ameen Tanksley recorded a double- double with 15 points and 11 boards. Antoine Mason scored a team-high 30 points and T.J. Cline tallied 11 points off the bench as Niagara a seventh consecutive game.

For the Gaels (14-8, 8-3), David Laury recorded a double-double with 24 points and 16 boards. Lamont Jones was two rebounds shy of a double-double with 23 points, but also turned the ball over eight times on the night. Sean Armand, Tre Bowman, and Curtis Dennis added 11 points apiece as Iona snapped a two- game winning streak.

Niagara made 7-of-17 3-pointers in the first half, but Iona made 60.7 percent from the floor in the frame to claim a 41-38 advantage at the half.

Iona held a three-point lead with 23 seconds remaining in regulation until Green hit a 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining to tie the score at 81-81 and force overtime.

Iona was a perfect 7-of-7 at the foul-line in bonus session, but Niagara made 5-of-11 from the floor, including the clutch 3-pointer by Green as time expired to seal the win.

Niagara was forced into 17 turnovers on the night, while Iona only gave the ball away six times.


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