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Niagara men's basketball advances to second round; Canisius' season ends

Posted: 1:54 AM, Mar 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-11 01:54:50-04
Niagara men's basketball advances to second round; Canisius' season ends

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WKBW) — The Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team advanced to the second round of the MAAC tournament, while the Canisius Golden Griffins' season is over.

The No. 6 seeded Niagara University defeated Marist 56-54, lead by Marcus Hammond's 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists.

The Purple Eagles will face No. 3 seed Rider University in the quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday; the two teams split the season series 1-1.

Canisius' season is over on the heels of a 70-60 loss to Iona.

It was the final collegiate game for Canisius senior Malik Johnson, who finishes his career as the school's all-time leader in assists.