NCAA Basketball

Niagara beats Marist 67-62 in MAAC tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Raheem Solomon came off the bench to score 17 points to lead Niagara to a 67-62 win over Marist in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday night.

The No. 5 seed Purple Eagles play ninth-seeded Iona in the semifinals Friday.

Kobi Nwandu had 15 points and three blocks for Niagara (9-10). Nicholas Kratholm added 10 points. Marcus Hammond had nine rebounds.

Jordan Jones had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Foxes (12-9). Raheim Sullivan added 12 points. Hakim Byrd had 11 points.

Ricardo Wright, who was second on the Red Foxes in scoring coming into the contest with 11 points per game, scored three points on 1-of-11 shooting.


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Updated March 11, 2021

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