Pickett scores 27 to lead Siena past Niagara 72-65 in OT
Evan Fisher had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Siena (16-15, 11-7 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Kevin Degnan added 12 points and eight rebounds. Kadeem Smithen had eight rebounds and three blocks for the visitors.
Niagara’s Marvin Prochet hit a long 3-pointer with 16 seconds left to send the game into overtime tied at 56 but Fisher opened overtime with a basket, Degan added a 3-pointer and the Saints led the rest of the extra period.
The Saints improve to 2-0 against the Purple Eagles this season. Siena defeated Niagara 66-57 on Jan. 17. The Saints and the Purple Eagles next take the floor in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.