NIAGRA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Mikey Dixon scored five of his 23 points in the final minute, Peter Kiss added 18, and Quinnipiac rallied late to beat Niagara 81-78 on Monday night, ending a two-game skid.

Donovan Smith scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Daniel Harris had 12 boards, and the Bobcats (5-8, 2-1 Metro Atlantic ) outrebounded Niagara 52-45 and made 16 of 20 free throws

Trailing by four points at halftime, Quinnipiac rallied to a 77-76 lead on a 12-0 run capped by Dixon's 3-pointer with 57 seconds left. Niagara led 78-77 on Shane Gatling's layup with 38 seconds to go, but Dixon hit a jumper and Reggie Oliver added a pair of free throws after a turnover with 11 seconds left. The Purple Eagles' final 3 was off the mark.

Kahlil Dukes scored 11 points, Marvin Prochet added 10 and the Purple Eagles led 41-37 at the half.

Chris Barton and Prochet scored 15 apiece, Dukes and Dominic Robb had 13 each, and Gatling added 12 for Niagara (4-10, 1-2).