February 18, 2016

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Emile Blackman scored 21 points for the second time in as many games. and Maurice Taylor, Jr. added 10 as Niagara came from behind to defeat Marist 76-72 on Thursday night.

With the game tied at 61-61, Taylor drove for a layup with three minutes left, and then stole the ball, resulting in Blackman's 3-pointer and a five-point lead with 2:15 to play. Marist missed its next three shots, while Blackman, Matt Scott and Karonn Davis made 9 of 10 free throws down the stretch

Niagara (7-21, 5-12 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored 20 points at the foul line, and outscored Marist 40-28 in the paint.

Marist (5-21, 2-15) was without its leading scorers, Khallid Hart (21.2 ppg), knee, and Brian Parker (17 ppg) illness. David Knudsen led the Red Foxes with 17 points, a career high, and Kristin Palsson notched his first double-double with 10 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.

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