Niagara fends off Saint Peter's with 73-70 win (Jan 14, 2018)

BY AP • January 14, 2018

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Matt Scott scored 23 points, Kahlil Dukes added 21 and the two were the difference down the stretch on Sunday as Niagara beat Saint Peter's 73-70.

Scott's jumper with 1:36 left broke a 70-all tie and Dukes made 1 of 2 free throws with nine seconds to go. Davauhnte Turner missed a 3-point attempt to tie at the buzzer. Scott scored six of Niagara's last seven points.

Niagara (11-8, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) led 43-36 with 13:06 remaining before the Peacocks went on a 15-8 run with Turner scoring the last 10 of the run with a pair of layups, a 3-point play and a 3-pointer to knot the score at 51.

The Purple Eagles pushed the lead back to seven with a 15-8 run with Scott making a pair of 3s and Marving Prochet adding a jumper and a 3. Saint Peter's (8-9, 2-4) made its last push with an 11-4 run, and tied it at 70 on Nick Griffin's 3 with 2:09 left but didn't score again.

Turner finished with 22 points and Sam Idowu and Nnamdi Enechionyia each scored 12 for the Peacocks.

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