NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott scored 22 points apiece as Niagara beat Siena 71-66 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night.
Dukes was 8 of 20 from the field and Scott 7 of 15 including four from 3-point range for the Purple Eagles (5-10, 2-2). Dominic Robb added 10 points and five rebounds. The team shot 42.6 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the line.
Niagara led 32-31 at the break and a 12-0 surge midway through the second half - capped by a Scott 3-pointer - extended its advantage to 59-47 with 10:13 to play. Siena closed it to 67-66 on a dunk by Brett Bisping with 1:33 left but a 3-point play by Robb with 32 seconds remaining helped keep the Purple Eagles on top.
Bisping scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Saints (4-11, 1-3).