BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti and Malcolm McMillan each scored 14 points, and Kevin Bleeker had nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks Thursday night to as Canisius held off Niagara 65-60.
Kiefer Douse's jumper for Canisius made it 55-42 with 5:49 left to play, but the Purple Eagles used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 59-56 after a Matt Scott free throw with 1:29 to play.
Valenti's jumper made it 61-56, and Emile Blackman followed with two free throws reducing the lead to three again. But Malcolm McMillan finished 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the final 31 seconds to seal the win for Canisius (13-17, 8-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference).
Blackman scored 27 points on 9-for-14 shooting for Niagara (7-23, 5-14). Justin Satchell added 11 points and five rebounds.