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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quinnipiac men to host Niagara Thursday night

Men’s basketball gameday
Niagara at Quinnipiac

When: Today, 7 p.m.
Where: TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden
Records: Niagara (4-7); Quinnipiac (5-5)
Radio: WQUN-1220 AM
Discounted tickets: Holiday tickets are just $5 for adults and children under the age of 12 are free for tonight’s game.
Scouting Niagara: The Purple Eagles recently snapped a three-game skid at the University of Hartford, but followed with a 13-point loss to Drexel last Tuesday. Since then, the Purple Eagles have enjoyed some time off, leaving a nine-day break from competition. The squad has been led by Juan'ya Green; a freshman guard out of Philadelphia, Pa. Green is off to a tremendous start averaging 19.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He is joined by two others who are consistently scoring in double-figures. Fellow guards Antoine Mason and Marvin Jordan are bringing in 14 and 11.6 points, respectively, per game. Mason is the son of former Knick, Anthony Mason.
Scouting Quinnipiac: The Bobcats had a bad stretch to start the second half in a loss against UMass and never recovered to snap their three-game winning streak. Quinnipiac defeated Niagara 88-63 last season as James Johnson scored 23 points on seven 3-pointers. Quinnipiac has once again established itself as a national power on the boards. The Bobcats lead the nation in rebounds (44.4) and offensive rebounds per game (17.4), and are sixth in rebounding margin (10.9). This marks the third consecutive season that QU has cracked the top-10 in rebounding; including a second place finish (42.3 per game) in 2010-11 behind only North Carolina.

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