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ALBANY — Marvin Prochet couldn’t get through his final words to the media as a member of the Niagara men’s basketball team. Before he could complete a sentence at the podium, following a 76-72 loss to Monmouth on Thursday in the MAAC Tournament, he put his head in his hand and choked back a sob. This wasn’t how Prochet wanted his senior season to end, watching his poten…

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Niagara, a 15-point underdog, did not score a basket in the last 3:48 but managed to hold on to a 71-70 men's college basketball upset of Pitt at the Peterson Events Center on Monday night in Pittsburgh. Sophomore guard Keleaf Tate led the Purple Eagles with 17 points and 12 rebounds. "I’m so, so proud of our guys," coach Chris Casey said. "We stayed tough that entir…

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Playing without leading scorer and rebounder Marvin Prochet has been a factor in the three-game losing streak Niagara men’s basketball takes to Pittsburgh tonight to face the Panthers in the Peterson Events Center. The Purple Eagles went 2-2 in their first fouir games with Prochet, a 6-foot-7 senior averaging 20.3 points and 11.3 rebounds. But a toe injury suffered in t…

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Marvin Prochet had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Niagara downed host Wyoming, 72-67,  on Friday night as part of the Fort Myers Tip-Off. Niagara improved to 2-1, its best start since the 2009-10 season. Prochet, who also had five three-pointers, has started the season with three consecutive double-doubles, the first Niagara player to do that since Bilal Benn in the 20…

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Niagara men's basketball's calling card is its offense, and for good reason. The Purple Eagles are ranked first in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in scoring, averaging 83.1 points per game. Matt Scott and Kahlil Dukes get the spotlight, as both are averaging over 20 points a game and in the top three in the league in scoring. The offense is certainly king, bu…

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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 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…