On Sunday, Niagara travels to Draddy Gymnasium to take on Manhattan. It gets started at 2 p.m. EST. The Purple Eagles defeated the Jaspers 64-60 on Jan. 19 and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.
Niagara is currently in first place in the MAAC and Manhattan is in sixth place.
In a 57-54 triumph over Marist on Feb. 15, Juan`ya Green put up 20 points and 8 rebounds for the Purple Eagles. He leads the team with 5 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. In a 74-73 victory over Iona on Feb. 15, Rhamel Brown put up 21 points and 17 rebounds for the Jaspers. With 7.2 rebounds per game and 3 blocks per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Manhattan will hope to exploit their strength in free throw rate in this matchup. Their mark of 45.6 percent in this area ranks first in the conference and sixth in the country.
StatSmack! Niagara is better than Manhattan
Niagara has a stronger schedule than Manhattan this season (SOS Rank: No. 148 vs. No. 205).
Niagara has a better record at home than Manhattan this season (9-3 vs. 5-3).
You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Niagara currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (961 to 949) than Manhattan, per the NCAA.