Monmouth (NJ) takes control early, beats Niagara 69-58
The game had 53 fouls and the teams combined for 69 free throws, making 48. They also had a combined 30 turnovers. Monmouth shot 47.4 percent, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range.
Monmouth held the Purple Eagles to four free throws over the final six minutes of the first half to lead 40-20 at the half. Niagara got within 14 midway through the second half but another three-minute drought sealed the game, although a 3-pointer by Ramone Snowden with 1:12 left cut the lead to nine.