Niagara seeks revenge on St. Pete’s
Niagara (12-16, 5-10) vs. St. Peter’s (7-20, 4-11)
Yanitelli Center, Jersey City, New Jersey; Sunday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: St. Peter’s goes for the season sweep over Niagara after winning the previous matchup in Niagara. The teams last met on Jan. 22, when the Peacocks shot 52.9 percent from the field while limiting Niagara to just 45.7 percent en route to a 74-72 victory.
STEPPING UP: St. Peter’s’ Davauhnte Turner has averaged 16.5 points while Samuel Idowu has put up 10.7 points and 5.1 rebounds. For the Purple Eagles, Marvin Prochet has averaged 16.1 points and 7.4 rebounds while James Towns has put up 11 points.
MIGHTY MARVIN: Prochet has connected on 43.9 percent of the 157 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 68 percent of his foul shots this season.
YET TO WIN: The Purple Eagles are 0-8 when they score 68 points or fewer and 12-8 when they exceed 68 points. The Peacocks are 0-15 when they fail to score more than 62 points and 7-5 on the season, otherwise.
COMING UP SHORT: Niagara has dropped its last three road games, scoring 71.7 points and allowing 85 points during those contests. St. Peter’s has lost its last four home games, scoring an average of 58 points while giving up 61.5.
DID YOU KNOW: Niagara has committed a turnover on just 17.6 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest percentage among all MAAC teams. The Purple Eagles have turned the ball over only 12.4 times per game this season.