Niagara looks to sweep Canisius
Niagara (12-17, 5-11) vs. Canisius (13-15, 10-6)
Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Canisius seeks revenge on Niagara after dropping the first matchup in Niagara. The teams last met on Jan. 30, when the Purple Eagles outshot Canisius from the field 49 percent to 47.5 percent and made 17 more free throws en route to the eight-point victory.
LEADING THE WAY: Canisius’ Takal Molson has averaged 16.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Malik Johnson has put up 9.4 points, four rebounds and 4.5 assists. For the Purple Eagles, Marvin Prochet has averaged 15.9 points and 7.2 rebounds while James Towns has put up 11.1 points.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Molson has had his hand in 41 percent of all Canisius field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 17 field goals and 11 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Niagara is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 12-8 when scoring at least 68.
STREAK STATS: Niagara has lost its last four road games, scoring 68.8 points, while allowing 83.3 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: Niagara has committed a turnover on just 17.5 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all MAAC teams. The Purple Eagles have turned the ball over only 12.2 times per game this season.