Niagara 85, Wis.-Milwaukee 79
Anthony Nelson scored eight straight points in the final minutes
for Niagara, helping the Purple Eagles overtake Wisconsin-Milwaukee
85-79 in a nonconference BracketBusters series game Saturday.
Niagara (16-13) trailed 72-68 with 4:30 remaining when Nelson
accounted for all of the Eagles’ points during an 8-2 run that put
them on top for good, 76-74, with 1:58 left. Bilal Benn followed
with a 3-point play to extend the lead to 79-74.
Tyrone Lewis led Niagara with 23 points and five rebounds. He is
two rebounds away from becoming the first player in Metro Atlantic
Conference history with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and
Benn added 19 points, and Nelson finished with 14 points and
Ricky Franklin led Wisconsin-Milwaukee (16-13) with 22 points
and seven assists. James Eayrs added 14 points.