Gardner scores 31, hits winner, Marist defeats Niagara 66-64

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Patrick Gardner scored 31 points, the last basket a jumper from the left corner with 6.8 seconds left, as Marist beat Niagara 66-64 on Sunday.

Niagara missed a 3-pointer with a couple seconds left.

Gardner shot 11 for 16 (2 for 6 from 3-point range) and 7 of 8 from the free throw line for the Red Foxes (7-9, 3-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Kam Farris scored 18 points, shooting 6 of 9 from the field and 4 for 6 from the line.

Noah Thomasson finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and nine assists for the Purple Eagles (9-8, 4-4). Aaron Gray added 16 points for Niagara. Lance Erving also recorded 11 points.

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Both teams next play Friday. Marist hosts Saint Peter’s while Niagara visits Rider.

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