NCAA Basketball

Niagara Purple Eagles (13-19)


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@ Rider 
L 81-97
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@ StPete 
L 60-78
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@ Can 
W 86-84
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vs. Siena 
L 65-72
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@ Monm 
L 72-76
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Niagara fires men's basketball coach Casey after 6 years

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) Niagara has fired coach Chris Casey four days after the Purple Eagles closed a 13-19 season with a first-round loss at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.

Casey was fired Monday. He finished with a 64-129 overall record and went 39-77 in conference play during six years as coach. It was a tenure during which the Purple Eagles had just one winning season, going 19-14 in 2017-18 and earning an invitation to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

Niagara closed this season by losing eight of its final 10 games, including a 76-72 loss to Monmouth on Thursday.

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Leaders
Points: M. Prochet15.7
Rebounds: M. Prochet7.3
Assists: J. Towns3.4
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: J. Towns81.4%
3P%: M. Prochet42.1%
Steals: M. Prochet0.7
Blocks: D. Robb2.2
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 North Carolina27-6
4 Gonzaga30-3
5 Michigan State28-6
6 Tennessee29-5
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Texas Tech26-6
10 Florida State27-7
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Duke29-5
2 Virginia29-3
3 Gonzaga30-3
4 North Carolina27-6
5 Tennessee29-5
6 Michigan State28-6
7 Kentucky27-6
8 Michigan28-6
9 Houston31-3
10 Texas Tech26-6
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Iona 12-6 17-15
Quinnipiac 11-7 16-14
Rider 11-7 16-15
Siena 11-7 17-16
Canisius 11-7 15-17
Monmouth 10-8 14-21
Manhattan 8-10 11-21
Marist 7-11 12-19
Niagara 6-12 13-19
Saint Peter's 6-12 10-22
Fairfield 6-12 9-22
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 72.4 (177)
Rebounds: 10.0 (172)
Assists: 10.7 (334)
FG%: 42.1% (294)
FT%: 73.6% (79)
3P%: 35.9% (107)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 76.0 (292)
Rebounds: 25.7 (140)
Assists: 14.3 (283)
FG%: 46.4% (320)
FT%: 71.5% (249)
3P%: 38.0% (341)
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