Buffalo 33 48 81
Niagara 47 45 92
Date of game: 11/13/2013

Recap: Niagara vs. Buffalo

Niagara, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoine Mason scored 25 points, leading four players in double figures, as the Niagara Purple Eagles captured a 92-81 win over the Buffalo Bulls in non-conference action at the Gallagher Center.

Ramone Snowden and Tahjere McCall both posted 15 points and eight rebounds for the Purple Eagles (1-1), followed by Marcus Ware who dropped in 11 points before fouling out.

The Bulls (0-2) were paced by Javon McCrea who put together a huge double- double with 31 points and 14 rebounds, shooting an impressive 13-of-16 at the free-throw line. Joshua Freelove tacked on 15 points and Xavier Ford 10 in the losing cause.

Buffalo managed to produced a three-point advantage early in the first half, but the team shot only 35.3 percent from the field in the period, allowing the hosts to move out to a 47-33 lead at the break.

After shooting 13-of-15 at the charity stripe through the first 20 minutes of action, Niagara then converted 16-of-25 at the stripe as the team held on for the victory.

The Purple Eagles survived despite suffering 16 turnovers and shooting only 3- of-11 behind the 3-point line.

Game Notes

Illinois State rallies into FCS title game

If ever there was doubt about the Missouri Valley Football Conference being the top conference in the FCS, Illinois State provided a reminder on Saturday.

Lions clinch playoff spot

Landover, MD (Sports Network) - The Detroit Lions clinched a playoff spot on Saturday due to the Philadelphia Eagles' loss to the Washington Redskins.

Giants acquire McGehee from Marlins

The San Francisco Giants have acquired infielder Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league pitchers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo.

Anthony to play in Knicks-Suns tilt

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will play in Saturday's game against the Phoenix Suns after sitting out the team's previous outing due to soreness in his left knee.

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