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

200 steals.

Benn added 19 points, and Nelson finished with 14 points and

nine assists.

Ricky Franklin led Wisconsin-Milwaukee (16-13) with 22 points

and seven assists. James Eayrs added 14 points.