No. 7-Seeded Niagara (19-13) Goes Up against No. 2-Seeded Maryland (22-12) in First Round

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NIT 1st Round



1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #7 Niagara 35 35 70 +10.0
  #2 Maryland 35 51 86 -10.0
Tue, Mar 19 2013, 07:00 PM

Comcast Center
College Park, MD
Attendance: 4,053
TV: ESPN 2

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No. 7-seeded Niagara meets No. 2-seeded Maryland in the first round of the NIT at Comcast Center on Tuesday. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET and you can see it on ESPN 2.

The Purple Eagles fell 79-73 to Iona on Mar. 10. Antoine Mason finished with 21 points in the loss. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 18.5 points per contest. For the Terrapins, Dezmine Wells put up 15 points and nine rebounds in the 79-76 loss to North Carolina on Mar. 16. His 13.1 points per game is the highest mark on the team. From a tempo-free perspective, Maryland is strong in the following categories: offensive rebounding percentage at 36.8 and defensive rebounding percentage at 72.6.

StatSmack! Niagara is better than Maryland
  • The top-ranking players between the two conferences for rebounds, free throws made, three-pointers, steals, and blocks are in the MAAC.
  • The Niagara steals leader (Juan`ya Green, 62 steals) has more steals than the Maryland steals leader (Nick Faust, 30 steals).
  • Niagara has a better record in close games than Maryland this season (9-5 vs. 4-4).
  • Niagara has a better record on the road than Maryland this season (7-7 vs. 3-7).
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Juan`ya Green 37 17 4 5 2 0 3
B- Antoine Mason 36 20 4 2 1 0 2
C Ameen Tanksley 29 10 6 1 1 1 1
C T.J. Cline 21 9 5 1 1 0 1
C Marvin Jordan 29 9 2 1 1 0 1
C- Devon White 19 6 5 0 1 1 1
D+ Tahjere McCall 19 4 3 3 1 0 2
D+ S. Gillette 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
D Malcolm Lemmons 14 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Joe Thomas 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D L. Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
MARY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Alex Len 26 12 8 1 0 2 2
B Dezmine Wells 28 13 5 3 1 1 3
C+ Nick Faust 25 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Seth Allen 21 8 2 2 1 0 2
C C. Mitchell 16 6 5 0 0 0 1
C Jake Layman 19 5 3 1 0 1 1
C James Padgett 17 6 4 1 0 0 1
C Pe`Shon Howard 21 3 2 4 1 0 2
C- Logan Aronhalt 14 6 1 0 0 0 1
C- S. Cleare 13 4 3 0 0 0 1
D John Auslander 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D Conner Lipinski 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Spencer Barks 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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