HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Marvin Prochet tied his career high with 24 points with four 3-pointers and Niagara beat Quinnipiac 75-72 on Saturday to end a two-game skid and win its first conference road game.
Chris Barton added 14 points and Raheem Solomon 12 for the Purple Eagles (9-10, 2-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who outshot the Bobcats 52 percent to 43 percent and made 11 of 19 from behind the arc (58 percent).
Prochet hit back-to-back 3s and a jumper amid an 11-4 run and Niagara led 46-44 early in the second half, then 66-59 on Marcus Hammond’s 3 with 4:37 to go. Quinnipiac closed to 66-63 on Abdulai Bundu’s two free throws, then to 75-72 on Rich Kelly’s 3 with 22 seconds left. Niagara missed five free throws and Qunnipiac missed two 3s before time expired.
The Bobcats scored seven straight for a 32-26 lead on Cameron Young’s 3, but Niagara closed on a 7-2 run and trailed 37-35 at halftime. Kelly scored 14 points and Young 11 for Quinnipiac, which shot 40 percent in the half.
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Young scored 24 points and Kelly had 20 with six 3s and eight assists for Qunnipiac (8-9, 3-3). Tyrese Williams added 11.