Cent. Connecticut St. 74, Niagara 71
Ken Horton scored 25 points and hauled in 10 rebounds as Central
Connecticut State ended a four-game losing streak Sunday with a
74-71 victory over Niagara.
Robby Ptacek added 23 points and Shemik Thompson had 10 points
and 10 assists for the Blue Devils (5-5).
Anthony Nelson’s 24 points led Niagara (3-8), which concluded an
eight-game road trip – its longest since the 1940-41 season – with
The game turned on an 11-0 run in the second half, just after
Eric Williams gave Niagara a 49-44 lead on a layup with 15:44 left.
The Purple Eagles then missed six consecutive shots, committed four
turnovers and went from being pursued to giving pursuit, down 55-49
with 11:19 left.
Niagara tied it at 65 on Nelson’s layup with 3:38 left. But
Horton answered with a layup 12 seconds later, and the Blue Devils
led for good, even surviving Ptacek fouling out with 5:26 left.