UB rallies past Niagara for 76-66 victory

Posted at 10:27 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 23:52:43-05

Willie Conner scored 20 points, while Nick Perkins and Blake Hamilton each chipped in with 11 to help power the UB Men's basketball team to a 76-66 season opening win on the road against Big 4 rival Niagara.

The Bulls played without star guard CJ Massinburg, who is out indefinitely as he battles the illness mono.

Kahlil Dukes scored eight of his 13 points in the first half to help the Purple Eagles open up a 33-31 halftime lead.

Matt Scott tallied a team high 21 for Niagara.

The Bulls (1-0) travel to Xavier on Nov. 14, while Niagara (0-1) heads to Providence, Rhode Island, to battle Brown University.