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LEWISTON – Niagara senior guard Matt Scott, the MAAC's third-leading scorer at 19.5 points per game, was spotted on crutches Tuesday at the school's women's basketball game, rendering him all but certain to miss Wednesday's game against Canisius as he recovers from a sprained right ankle. Scott suffered the injury in first half of last Friday's win at Iona and didn't pl…

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LEWISTON – Quinnipiac coach Baker Dunleavy brought a plan into the Gallagher Center to shut down Niagara’s Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, who entered the game as the MAAC’s second and third-leading scorers. It worked. What Dunleavy didn’t expect was how badly his team would still lose. Niagara’s role players stepped up in a big way Thursday, powering the Purple Eagles …

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Niagara University guard Kahlil Dukes left the University of Southern California at the end of the 2015 season looking for a better opportunity. He originally committed to Kevin O'Neill, but O'Neill and his entire staff had been relieved before he made it to campus. Dukes played minimally in his two seasons with current USC coach Andy Enfield, averaging 6.8 minutes per …

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Niagara University men's basketball won a nailbiter, needing Saint Peter's guard Davauhnte Turner to miss a 3-point shot in the final seconds to beat the Peacocks, 73-70. Niagara has won four straight and moves to 4-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Saint Peter's had a chance to tie or take a lead with the shot clock off and 29.1 seconds remaining in regu…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara women's basketball forward was incredibly efficient in a 73-68 victory against Siena Sunday, hitting 17 of 23 from the field for a career-high 41 points. Her point total is the second largest single-game output in Purple Eagles program histo…

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Niagara's Matt Scott has made a clear statement with his performance in non-conference play -- he's one of the more productive scorers in the NCAA. Scott is fifth in Division I basketball in points per game (23.9) entering the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. He's been tremendously consistent, scoring 20 or more points in 11 straight games and scoring in dou…

Canisius men’s basketball is entering Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a two-game win streak after defeating Robert Morris, 76-62, in Pittsburgh. Isaiah Reese led the Golden Griffins with 18 points on 8 for 14 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Malik Johnson scored 13 points, while Selvedin Planincic tied a career-high for scoring wit…

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Niagara’s swarming defense was too much for Cleveland State on the Vikings’ final possession. The Purple Eagles forced the Vikings into a contested shot, which Marvin Prochet blocked emphatically to seal a 79-77 victory. Niagara’s powerful duo of Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, the No. 1 scoring duo in Division I basketball, led the way as usual. Dukes scored a team-high 2…

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Coming into the college basketball season, St. Bonaventure's duo of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley were the one-two punch to watch. It's hard to ignore the top returning scoring duo in Division I basketball. With Adams' lingering injury, a new Big Four combo has taken over that mantle. Entering Monday night's game against Army, Niagara's Matt Scott and Kahlil Dukes wer…