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Niagara Ousted In MAAC Quarterfinals, 89-80

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Niagara University Press Release

MasonThe Niagara Purple Eagles had their season come to an end on Saturday night with an 89-80 defeat to the third-seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats in the 2014 MAAC Tournament Quarterfinals.

“A very hard fought game and extremely hard played by both teams and I thought our guys really competed hard,” head coach Chris Casey said.  “As you have it in most of these tournament games, it comes down to few a plays and they made a couple of them. I’m proud of the way we fought against a very good team.”

Quinnipiac, which trailed for the majority of the first half, led 38-36 at halftime. The Purple Eagles (7-26) went on a 15-4 run to take a 23-13 lead at the 10:54 mark. Quinnipiac (20-10) answered with a 15-5 run to tie the game at 28-28 with 4:10 left and eventually led 36-31 before Niagara reeled off five straight points to even the score at 36-36 with 20 seconds left.

The Bobcats began to pull away midway through the second half. A Marvin Jordan 3-pointer brought Niagara to 50-49 with 15:13 remaining before Quinnipiac went on a 24-10 spurt en route to its biggest lead, 74-58, with 6:43 left.

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Niagara Survives First Game in MAAC Tourney

Posted on March 7, 2014 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe eleventh-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles withstood a ferocious second half rally en route to eliminating No. 6 seed Marist, 78-76, in the 2014 MAAC Tournament First Round on Thursday.

“It was a very hard fought game with two teams playing extremely hard and wanting their season to continue,” head coach Chris Casey said. “I thought we were terrific in the first half. In the second half, we needed to make a few more free throws. We kept just enough of a cushion as they came at us hard in the final seven minutes. We stayed tough and I’m proud of the guys for staying tough and we made the plays necessary to win the game.”

Antoine Mason led all scorers with 38 points, the fifth most in a MAAC Tournament game, for his 12th 30-point game of the season, and dished out a game-high four assists. Mason also continued his scoring success against the Red Foxes (12-19) as he increased his scoring average to 23.5 points per game in six all-time meetings. Marcus Ware had his third career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Marvin Jordan added 11 points.

The Purple Eagles (7-25) lit up Marist in the opening 20 minutes. NU shot 65.4 percent from the field which was the highest first half field goal percentage since shooting 71.4 percent (20-for-28) versus Howard on No. 20, 2009. NU finished the game shooting a season-high 60 percent from the field.

Niagara sprinted to a 16-3 lead while Marist struggled from the field, going 1-for-11 during NU’s run.  The Purple Eagles broke Marist’s full court pressure with ease which led to layups and a 28-10 advantage in points in the paint as Niagara took a 43-24 halftime lead.

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Niagara Falls At Marist

Posted on February 1, 2014 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe Niagara Purple Eagles fell to the Marist Red Foxes, 78-64, in the MAAC National Game of the Week on Saturday night to conclude their road weekend.

The Purple Eagles (6-17, 3-9 MAAC) had their three-game winning streak in the series snapped in part to an uncharacteristically sluggish second half which led to a big run by Marist (8-14, 5-7 MAAC).

“We played a good first half, but we didn’t come out with enough intensity to the start of the second half, especially on defense,” head coach Chris Casey said.

The first half went back-and-forth with 13 lead changes. Marcus Ware and Marvin Jordan each scored 10 points in the half to pace Niagara, while Antoine Mason added a team-high three assists. Niagara was up 35-34 with one minute remaining after a Wesley Myers layup, before Marist ended the half by scoring the last four points to take a 38-35 lead into the break.

The Red Foxes rode that momentum into the second half where they went on a 16-4 run through the opening six-plus minutes.  Marist’s lead increased to 22 points while Niagara continued to struggle generating offense as it tied its second lowest second half scoring output of the season.

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Canisius-Niagara Rivalry Moved to ESPNU Feb. 14

Posted on January 23, 2014 by Canisius College Press Release

CanisiusThe Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and ESPN announced today that the Canisius-Niagara men’s basketball game in the Gallagher Center on Friday, Feb. 14, will be played in front of a live national TV audience on ESPNU. Game time between the Golden Griffins and Purple Eagles is set for 9 p.m. The game in Lewiston, N.Y. will be Canisius’ fourth game broadcast live on ESPNU this season.

Canisius defeated Niagara 87-74 in the Koessler Athletic Center when the two teams met for the first time this season on Jan. 22. In that game, Canisius senior Billy Baron scored a game-high 31 points, while senior Chris Perez chipped in 19 points. Senior forward Chris Manhertz had 14 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th career double-double as the Blue and Gold scored back-to-back wins over Niagara for the first time since March 2001.

Canisius will return to action Sunday, Jan. 26, when the team plays host to Marist in the Koessler Athletic Center. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

Canisius Beats Niagara, 87-74

Posted on January 22, 2014 by Canisius College Press Release

Billy BaronCanisius senior guard Billy Baron led three players in double figures with his game-high 31 points and the Golden Griffins ended the night shooting 50 percent from the field en route to an 87-74 victory over long-time rival Niagara in a sold out Koessler Athletic Center. The win improves Canisius to 13-7 overall and 7-2 in MAAC play, while the Purple Eagles slipped to 5-15 overall and 2-7 in conference action.

The win marks the first time Canisius has beaten Niagara in back-to-back games since Feb. 21 and March 3, 2001. The Griffs went on the road and defeated Niagara 77-70 in the previous meeting between the two schools, which was played Feb. 10, 2013 in Lewiston, N.Y. The Griffs scored 80-plus points for the fifth straight game and the team shot 50 percent from the field for the third consecutive contest.

Baron, who entered the game ranked third nationally in points per game average, scored his 31 points after going 10-for-17 from the field, 4-for-8 from 3-point land and 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. He also had three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 36 minutes. Senior guard Chris Perez added 19 points in the victory for Canisius, while fellow senior Chris Manhertz posted his second double-double of the season and the 11th in his career with 14 points and a game-high 11 boards. Manhertz also matched a career-high with four assists.

For Niagara, junior guard Antoine Mason scored a team-high 29 points for the Purple Eagles, who have now dropped two straight and six of their last seven. Senior Marvin Jordan had 19 points, four assists and three steals for Niagara, while sophomore Rayvon Harris chipped in 10 points and six rebounds off the bench. For the game, Niagara shot 46.8 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from 3-point range.

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Niagara Hoops Falls At Quinnipiac, 85-71

Posted on January 18, 2014 by Niagara University Press Release

Niagara LogoThe Niagara Purple Eagles were defeated by the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 85-71, on Saturday to split their MAAC road weekend.

Antoine Mason led all scorers with 28 points for his 17th 20-plus scoring effort of the season. Mason is now 10th all-time in career scoring at Niagara, moving ahead of Joe Arlaukas (’87) with 1,612 points. Tahjere McCall and Rayvon Harris joined Mason in double figures with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

NU (5-14, 2-6 MAAC) forced 15 turnovers which led to a 24-9 points off turnover advantage and outscored Quinnipiac in the paint, 34-28.  The Purple Eagles, though, were unable to overcome another double-digit second half deficit.

NU went 0-for-9 from behind the arc (2-for-13 for the game) in the first half, while the Bobcats (11-6, 6-2 MAAC) held a 14-0 advantage in second chance points (23-2 for the game).  Quinnipiac closed the half on a 9-4 spurt to take a 41-27 halftime lead.

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Niagara Hoops Falls At Iona, 118-92

Posted on January 4, 2014 by Niagara University Press Release

Niagara HoopsThe Niagara Purple Eagles concluded their road conference weekend with a 118-92 defeat to the defending champions Iona Gaels on Saturday afternoon.

Freshman Ramone Snowden led Niagara (4-11, 1-3 MAAC) in scoring with a career-high 23 points, all in the second half, on a career-best 9 of 15 shooting from the field and 4-for-6 from behind the arc. Snowden’s career-high three steals led the game and shared game-high honors with eight rebounds with teammate Rayvon Harris. Antoine Mason, the nation’s leading scorer and local standout, finished with 22 points and four assists in only 31 minutes.  Tahjere McCall and Marvin Jordan each added 10 points.

Niagara was unable to keep up with a hot-shooting Iona (6-6, 3-0 MAAC) squad as the Gaels had season-highs in points (118) and field goal percentage (64.5 percent) while setting a school record with 34 assists.

“We got to defend better,” head coach Chris Casey said. “They beat us down the floor a numbers times and beat us off the dribble a lot, which is something they do well. I don’t think they missed an open look.”

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NU’s Mason MAAC Player Of The Week

Posted on November 19, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

Junior Antoine Mason was tabbed as Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week announced on Monday for the first time in his career.

Mason’s team-high 25 points helped lead the Niagara Purple Eagles to a 92-81 win over local rival Buffalo on Wednesday in the team’s only game last week. Mason followed his career-high 34-point effort in the season opener with 25 points on 8-for-14 shooting from the field and 7-for 11 at the free-throw line while playing in the entire game. Mason, who scored 13 of his 25 points in the first half, helped Niagara improved to 6-1 in its last seven home openers as well as snapping a four-game losing streak to UB.  Dating back to last season, Mason has now scored at least 20 points in five straight games.

The Purple Eagles will begin a six-game road trip this week in Ohio with games against USC Upstate (Nov. 21), Western Carolina (Nov. 22) and Kent State (Nov. 23) as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic subregional hosted by Kent State.

Niagara Upsets UB In Men’s Hoops

Posted on November 13, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe Niagara men’s basketball team officially opened its 2013-14 home schedule by holding off Big 4 rival Buffalo, 92-81, on Wednesday night.

Niagara (1-1) has now won six of its last seven home openers and improves to 4-1 against UB (0-2) in home openers since 1979. The Purple Eagles, who led as much as 16 points late in the first half, held off a late Bulls’ run in the second half en route to their first win over UB since Nov. 25, 2008 and their first in the Gallagher Center since Nov. 20, 2007.

“It was a hard fought game and we were fortunate,” said head coach Chris Casey, who earned his first win at Niagara. “We made one or two more plays and one or two more free throws and came out on the positive end of a very, very hard fought game.”

After trailing in the early minutes, Niagara went on a 14-3 run to lead 16-8 after 12 minutes. The Purple Eagles’ lead grew to 16 points after a free throw by Tahjere McCall with 20 seconds left in the half as NU went into the half leading 47-33. NU shot 43 percent from the field and 87 percent from the charity strip. Junior Antoine Mason and freshman Ramone Snowden were already in double figures by the half with 13 and 10, respectively.

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NU Hoops Drops Opener At Seton Hall, 83-72

Posted on November 10, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

Niagara HoopsAntoine Mason netted a career-high 34 points in Niagara’s season-opening defeat to the Seton Hall Pirates, 83-72, as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer opening round on Saturday night.

Mason’s game-high 34 points had a heavy contribution from the free-throw line, where he set career-highs in free throws made (15) and attempted (20).

Free throws played a major part in tonight’s contest. The teams combined to shoot 102 free throws in the game with Niagara converting 32 of 50, including going 17-for-26 at the charity in the first half to account for half of its scoring output.

The Purple Eagles (0-1) battled the Big East’s Seton Hall (1-0) throughout the first half and midway through the second half.

“We played hard, played relatively well defensively, and rebounded well. We just needed to make a few more shots in the second half,” said head coach Chris Casey, who made his Division I head coaching debut tonight.

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NU Men’s Hoops Non-Conference Schedule Released

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NU HoopsThe Niagara men’s basketball program has announced its 2012-13 non-conference schedule. Highlights are home dates against Big Four rivals Buffalo and St. Bonaventure, and a game at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. against Davidson.

The Purple Eagles will be led by Chris Casey, who was named the program’s 21st head coach in April. All-MAAC First Teamer and leading scorer junior Antoine Mason is back to anchor a Niagara squad that earned an NIT bid last season.

“Our out of conference schedule includes some exciting home games and some quality road games,” Casey said.  “This schedule should help prepare us for the always difficult MAAC Conference schedule.”

The reigning MAAC regular-season champions will open the season at Seton Hall on Nov. 9 as part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Tournament. Four days later, the Purple Eagles open their home schedule against Big Four rival Buffalo on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

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Niagara Officially Hires Casey

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

caseyChris Casey, who has 27 years of coaching experience at the Division I and II and III levels, has been named the 21st head coach of the Niagara University men’s basketball program.

“I am very aware of the history of Niagara University and the Niagara basketball program,” Casey said. “To have the honor to coach here is very exciting and I am looking forward to getting started.”

Casey has had successful stints as a Division I assistant coach at St. John’s, Central Connecticut State and Saint Peter’s, and as a Division II head coach at LIU Post and Rutgers-Newark.

“Chris Casey has a well-rounded experience in college basketball that will serve him well as our new men’s basketball coach,” Niagara University Director of Athletics Tom Crowley stated. “He has an energetic and enthusiastic approach and a long history of helping student-athletes reach their dreams both in the classroom and on the court.  We welcome Chris and his family to Niagara.”

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Sansone Tosses No Hitter For Niagara

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraJunior Jennifer Sansano tossed a complete-game no-hitter for the Purple Eagles to shut out Manhattan, 5-0 Sunday afternoon.

The performance is Sansano’s second career no-hitter, pitching one on March 2, 2012 as a sophomore at St. Bonaventure. The Clarence, N.Y. native struck out ten batters in her second-consecutive MAAC shutout.

The no-hitter was the first for a Niagara pitcher since Julie DiMatteo accomplished the feat against Saint Peter’s on April 10, 2011.

Becky Zill was responsible for four out of the five runs Niagara scored in game one. The senior catcher put Niagara on the board in the third inning with a two-run homerun over the left field fence. Zill added her second homer of the day in the very next inning with a two-RBI shot over the wall, moving her into a third-place tie in career home runs (24). Zill batted 3-for-4 with four RBIs and added two runs of her own.

Junior Aileen Hinton drove in the final run of the game in the fifth inning after entering the game for freshman Rebecca Saggiomo With runners on second and third, Hinton hit what would have been a three-run home run, but one of the runners ahead of her was called out for not tagging third base on her way to home plate, so just one of the runs would score.

Mihalich Leaves Niagara For Hofstra

Posted on April 10, 2013 by Patrick Moran

MihalichReports came flying out of Niagara University last night that long time head coach Joe Mihalich has decided to leave the program and become the head coach at Hofstra University.  It’s now been confirmed that is indeed the case, and Mihalich will be introduced at Hofstra during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Mihalich just wrapped up his 15th season at Niagara and it was one of the team’s most successful campaigns.  The Purple Eagles captured their first regular season MAAC championship and for his efforts Mihalich was named the conference Coach of the Year.

He leaves Niagara with a 265-203 career record and a pair of trips to the NCAA tournament in 2005 and 2007.

Mihalich will replace Mo Cassara at Hofstra, who was fired last month after the team went just 7-25 in the Colonial conference.  The team also came under scrutiny last December when four players were arrested in a string of burglaries at dormitory rooms.

On the surface this doesn’t seem like an upgrade for Mihalich.  More details will become available soon but money clearly has to be a significant factor in him leaving Niagara.

This marks the second significant coaching change coming in Western New York in less than a couple of weeks.  Reggie Witherspoon was fired at UB and legendary Duke guard Bobby Hurley was hired in his place.

Niagara, Bona To Clash On Diamond

Posted on April 9, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe Purple Eagles host their first Little Three matchup of the season as St. Bonaventure comes to Sal Maglie Stadium for a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon.

Niagara (9-20) is 5-1 in their last six games.  Over that stretch, Michael Fuhrman is leading the way on offense with a team-high .391 batting average and five RBIs.  Offense has been a team effort throughout the recent success with five players with at least three RBIs and a total of 10 players getting at least one.  Ryan McCauley and Joel Klock have combined for 11 walks.

Starting pitching has been another key for the Purple Eagles through the previous two series as the starters all have ERAs under 2.60. Geoff Soja has come out of the pen in late innings and has collected a pair of saves.

St. Bonaventure (8-14) are an even 3-3 in their last six after taking 2-of-3 against Butler before going just 1-2 against Saint Joseph’s.  Senior second baseman Jason Radwan is the main offensive threat for the Bonnies with a .426 average with 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored.  Both Billy Urban and Austin Ingraham have three stolen bases on three attempts.

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Mihalich Named NABC District Coach of the Year

Posted on March 29, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

MihalichNiagara head coach Joe Mihalich has been named National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 1 Coach of the Year, as announced by the NABC on Friday. This is Mihalich’s seventh coach of the year honor and second by the NABC.

Mihalich was named Coach of the Year in District 1, which consists of teams in the America East and Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Mihalich, who was named NABC Coach of the Year for the first time in 2009, was named MAAC Coach of the Year and CollegeInsider.com’s MAAC Coach of the Year this season.

The all-time winningest head coach in MAAC history became the second coach in league history to earn three MAAC Coach of the Year awards after guiding the youngest team in the conference to the regular-season title to clinch a berth into the NIT.

The 2012-13 team had a plus-5 win improvement from last season and won a program-best 10-straight conference games which propelled the Purple Eagles to their best-ever MAAC start in their 24-year history as a member. The Purple Eagles tied their second-best MAAC record at 13-5 and went 7-2 in conference road contests to tie the 2000-01 team for best MAAC road record in program history.

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Niagara Hockey Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA’s

Posted on March 25, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NU HockeyThe Niagara hockey team was awarded an at-large berth to the NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey Tournament on Sunday when the selection committee released the field of 16 teams.

The No. 3 seed Purple Eagles will face No. 2 North Dakota in the west regional on Friday, March 29 at the Val Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.  The puck is scheduled to drop at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be aired live on ESPNU.

“To be recognized by college hockey for a great season, and invite us to the NCAA Tournament is very special,” head coach David Burkholder said.  ”The players have worked so hard for this opportunity and that is what makes it so rewarding.”

This is the program’s second-ever at-large bid into the national tournament, and it is the program’s fourth trip to the postseason.  NU earned automatic spots in 2004 and 2008 as a part of College Hockey America after winning the conference tournament, while the program’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament came in 2000 as an at-large bid.  Niagara becomes the first Atlantic Hockey team to earn an at-large bid since the conference’s inception in 2003.

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Niagara’s Season Ends With NIT Loss At Maryland

Posted on March 20, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe seventh-seeded Niagara Purple Eagles gave the No. 2 seed Maryland Terrapins a scare before eventually falling in the 2013 NIT First Round on Tuesday night.   The Purple Eagles headed into halftime tied with the perennial ACC power; before Maryland pulled away in the second half for the 86-70 win.

Trailing 9-2 in the opening minutes, NU (19-14) reeled off a 15-4 run, including scoring nine straight to take a 17-13 lead. Antoine Mason started the run with a jumper in the paint and then closed it by making three straight free throws.

A jumper by Juan’ya Green with 5:39 left in the half gave the Purple Eagles their largest lead in the game, 29-23. Maryland (23-12) answered with a 12-3 run to regain the lead with a minute remaining in the opening half.  Ameen Tanksley drained the third of his team-high four 3-pointers with 40 seconds on the clock as the game went into the half tied at 35-35. It was the first time NU was tied with a team from a Power 6/BCS Conference since playing at Auburn in the 2009-10 season opener (33-33).

“I thought we had these guys back on their heels a little bit,” head coach Joe Mihalich said. “For me, without thinking too hard about it, we had a chance in the first half. We were up six; we missed a one-and-one, and then real quick it was: dunk, layup, dunk, tie game. That was just what they needed to remind them how good they are, and that they beat Duke twice. That’s where we lost it, or at least had our chance.”

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Niagara Draws Maryland In NIT

Posted on March 18, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe Niagara Purple Eagles will face the Maryland Terrapins in the 2013 National Invitational Tournament (NIT) First Round on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2 announced on the NIT Selection Show on ESPNU on Sunday night.

“The NIT has a story tradition and we are so proud to be apart,”  head coach Joe Mihalich said.”To play a team like Maryland is a great challenge.”

The Purple Eagles (19-13) earned the automatic bid into the NIT after winning the MAAC regular-season title with a 13-5 conference record. Niagara will be making its 14th appearance in the NIT, which are the second most among current MAAC members, and third under head coach Joe Mihalich who is 1-2 in the tournament. This will be NU’s first postseason game since playing in the 2009 NIT Tournament First Round when the Purple Eagles hosted Rhode Island for their first-ever postseason game at the Gallagher Center.

NU is 9-13 all-time in the NIT with the last win coming against Troy in 2004.

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Mihalich Finalist For Mid-Major Coach Of The Year

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

MihalichNiagara men’s basketball head coach Joe Mihalich was named a finalist for the 2013 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year award on Wednesday.

“To get any national recognition is quite an honor,” Mihalich said. “It is humbling and I’m proud to be associated with all these great coaches for such a great award.”

The all-time winningest head coach in MAAC history became the second coach in league history to earn three MAAC Coach of the Year awards after guiding the youngest team in the conference to the regular-season title to clinch a berth into the NIT. CollegeInsider.com named Mihalich as the coach of the year in the MAAC on March 11.

The 2012-13 team had a plus-5 win improvement from last season and won a program-best 10-straight conference games which propelled the Purple Eagles to their best-ever MAAC start in their 24-year history as a member. The Purple Eagles tied their second-best MAAC record at 13-5 and went 7-2 in conference road contests to tie the 2000-01 team for best MAAC road record in program history.

Under Mihalich’s tutelage, three Purple Eagles earned All-MAAC awards. The dynamic sophomore duo of Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason earned All-MAAC First Team honors to become the first set of sophomores to be named to the first team in league history. Freshman forward T.J. Cline was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team; NU has had at least one member on the rookie team for three straight seasons and six times since 2002.

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Niagara Upended By Iona In MAAC Semis, 79-73

Posted on March 10, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe No. 1 seed Niagara Purple Eagles had their run to a conference tournament championship come to an end in a 79-73 loss to fourth-seeded Iona in the 2013 MAAC Tournament Semifinals on Sunday at the MassMutual Center.

“I could never be more proud of a team,” head coach Joe Mihalich said, who was coaching in his 10th semifinal in 15 seasons. “It’s hard to be disappointed, but I am; but I’m just so proud of this team and what they have done.”

“I don’t know if we had any business winning 13 games in that league this year and we did. We got one in the playoffs, won a regular season championship.  We will be going to a special postseason tournament and if I know the guys they will start setting new goals and to do something special in the NIT.”

Niagara (19-13) traded baskets early and often with the Gaels (19-13) in the opening half. A mid-range jumper by Antoine Mason gave NU its largest lead of the game at 30-24 with 5:16 left in the half.  Juan’ya Green’s layup with 45 seconds left capped the scoring in a feverish half between the two highest scoring teams in the conference as Niagara led 40-39 at halftime.

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Mihalich Named MAAC Coach of the Year

Posted on March 7, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

MihalichNiagara men’s basketball head coach Joe Mihalich has been named the 2013 The Rock MAAC Coach of the Year announced on Thursday during the MAAC Basketball Awards Show at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mihalich, who is the all-time winningest head coach in MAAC history, added another accolade to his illustrious career as head coach of the Purple Eagles. The “Dean of MAAC Coaches” navigated the youngest team in the conference and 40th youngest in the nation to its first regular season title since the 2004-05 season. Mihalich’s Purple Eagles have guaranteed themselves a trip to a postseason tournament (NIT or NCAA) for the fifth time during his 15-year tenure.

This season’s squad won a program-best 10-straight MAAC games while also winning eight-straight home games and seven consecutive games overall. NU’s 10-straight conference wins propelled it to a 10-1 record for its best-ever MAAC start in its 24-year history as a member.

The Purple Eagles tied their second-best MAAC record at 13-5 and went 7-2 in conference road contests to tie the 2000-01 team for best MAAC road record in program history.

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Niagara’s Green, Mason Named First Team MAAC

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraSophomores Juan’ya Green and Antoine Mason were named to the 2012-13 All-MAAC First Team, while T.J. Cline was selected to the MAAC All-Rookie Team announced on Monday.

Green and Mason, who are the only sophomores on the first team, become only the second duo in program history to earn first team honors, joining Bilal Benn and Tyrone Lewis (2008-09).

Also on the first team are Canisius’ Billy Baron, Iona’s Lamont Jones and Loyola’s Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly. The six players are eligible for the Pepsi Max MAAC Player of the Year to be announced on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the postseason awards show inside of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Green, a 6-foot-3 guard from Philadelphia, has been the catalyst for the Niagara Purple Eagles on their way to capturing the regular-season title for the first time since 2005. Green, who ranks fourth in the nation in minutes logged, is the only player in the MAAC to rank in the top five in scoring (17.0 ppg, third), assists (5.0 apg, second), steals (1.9 spg, third) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8, second).

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Niagara Claims MAAC Regular Season Crown

Posted on March 3, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

NiagaraThe Niagara Purple Eagles claimed the 2013 MAAC regular season title with a 78-61 victory over the Saint Peter’s Peacocks on Saturday.

A strong second half showing propelled Niagara (18-12, 13-5 MAAC) to its first-ever outright MAAC regular season title and its fourth regular season conference title (1999, 2001, 2005). The regular season crown guarantees the Purple Eagles at least a bid to the National Invitational Tournament (NIT).

“We failed the test Thursday night, but you know what as fate would have it we had the test again today and we passed the test,” head coach Joe Mihalich said. “I thought we played like champions. You can ask 10 coaches if they think13 wins are good or something to be proud of and I think they would all agree. 13 wins are tough to get in this league.”

NU finished its conference slate with a 13-5 record, which ties for its second best MAAC record in program history. The Purple Eagles’ 11 home wins are tied for second most during the Mihalich era.

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NU’s Green Named Finalist For Lou Henson

Posted on February 25, 2013 by Niagara University Press Release

GreenSophomore guard Juan’ya Green is one of 25 finalists for the 2013 Lou Henson National Mid-Major Player of the Year award announced on Monday, Feb. 25 by CollegeInsider.com.

Green has been the catalyst to the Niagara Purple Eagles (17-11, 12-4 MAAC) run to the top of the MAAC. Green, who ranks seventh in the nation in minutes logged, is the only player in the MAAC to rank in the top five in scoring (16.8 ppg, fifth), assists (5.0 apg, second), steals (1.9 spg, third) and assist/turnover ratio (1.8, tied first).

Green, who is the reigning MAAC Rookie of the Year and CollegeInsider.com National Mid-Major Freshman of the Year, became the 42nd member and just the second sophomore in NU history to score 1,000 points on Feb. 15.

This season, Green has recorded his fourth career 30-point game, tied a career-high in free throws with 12, recorded his first career double-double and played in a career-high 49 minutes while also registering two last second game-winning 3-pointers (Iona, Marist).

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