- Associated Press - Monday, January 16, 2017

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) - Khallid Hart scored 31 points and hit five 3-pointers to help Marist outlast Niagara 93-87 in overtime on Monday night.

A Matt Scott layup at the buzzer for Niagara forced overtime, tied at 81. But Marist (6-13, 3-5 Metro Atlantic) immediately regained control, taking an 86-81 lead following a 3 by Hart and a layup by Isaiah Lamb.

Two James Towns free throws got the Purple Eagles (5-14, 2-6) back to 86-83 with 2:19 left. However Hart answered with 1 of 2 free throws and then a layup for a six-point lead that put the game out of reach.

Hart scored six of Marist’s 12 overtime points. David Knudsen scored a career-high21 for the Red Foxes, who shot 57.9 percent overall and 60 percent from 3-point range.

Scott led Niagara with 22 points. Kahlil Dukes added 21 and Marvin Prochet finished with 18 for the Purple Eagles.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide