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Jordan's late 3 lifts Niagara over Canisius 66-65
NIAGARA 66, CANISIUS 65

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Marvin Jordan came off the bench to score
23 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer for Niagara in the
Purple Eagles' 66-65 win over Canisius on Sunday for in Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference play.



Niagara (13-8, 9-1), which trailed 32-25 at halftime, rallied to
tie the game at 59 behind a jumper from Antoine Mason with 3:29
left to play. Canisius' Billy Baron broke open a 63-all tie with
a layup at the 11 second mark but Jordan connected on his
game-winner on the ensuing possession.



Mason, who has scored in double figures through the first 21
games this season and in 28 straight games dating back to last
season, finished with 14. The Purple Eagles are off to their
best MAAC start in program history and have won nine straight
conference games.



Chris Manhertz had 17 points and 15 boards for Canisius (13-8,
6-4).

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