2012–13 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team

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2012–13 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball
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MAAC Regular Season Champions
NIT, First Round
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2012–13 record19–14 (13–5 MAAC)
Head coachJoe Mihalich (14th season)
Assistant coachKyle Neptune
Assistant coachMike Farrelly
Assistant coachShane Nichols
Home arenaGallagher Center
Seasons
2012–13 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Niagara 13 5   .722     19 14   .576
Loyola (MD) 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Rider 12 6   .667     19 15   .559
Canisius 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Iona 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Fairfield 9 9   .500     19 16   .543
Manhattan 9 9   .500     14 18   .438
Marist 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Siena 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
Saint Peter's 3 15   .167     9 21   .300
2013 MAAC Tournament winner
As of March 26, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team represented Niagara University during the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Purple Eagles, led by 14th year head coach Joe Mihalich, played their home games at the Gallagher Center and were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They finished the season 19–14, 13–5 in MAAC play win the regular season conference championship. They advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament where they lost to Iona. As a regular season conference champion who failed to win their conference tournament, they received an automatic bid to the 2013 NIT where they lost in the first round to Maryland.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
0 T. J. Cline Forward 6–8 220 Freshman Plano, Texas
1 Malcolm Lemmons Guard 6–3 195 Junior Washington, D.C.
2 Devon White Center 6–8 240 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Tahjere McCall Guard 6–4 160 Freshman Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Juan'ya Green Guard 6–3 195 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
11 Ameen Tanksley Guard 6–6 200 Sophomore Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 Scooter Gillette Forward 6–8 210 Senior Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 Antoine Mason Guard 6–3 210 Sophomore Queens, New York
22 Skylar Jones Guard 6–5 195 Junior Alexandria, Virginia
24 Rayvon Harris Guard/Forward 6–5 215 Sophomore Raleigh, North Carolina
30 Joe Thomas Forward 6–7 220 Sophomore Miami, Florida
32 Marvin Jordan Guard 5–11 175 Junior Peoria, Illinois

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
11/09/2012*
9:00 PM
at Oregon State
2K Sports Classic
L 83–102  0–1
Gill Coliseum (3,206)
Corvallis, OR
11/13/2012*
7:00 PM
Saint Francis (PA) W 86–69  1–1
Gallagher Center (1,714)
Lewiston, NY
11/16/2012*
7:00 PM
Bucknell
2K Sports Classic
L 71–88  1–2
Gallagher Center (1,814)
Lewiston, NY
11/18/2012*
4:30 PM
New Mexico State
2K Sports Classic
W 86–83  2–2
Gallagher Center (1,593)
Lewiston, NY
11/24/2012*
4:00 PM
vs. St. Bonaventure
Fibertech Classic
L 75–80  2–3
Blue Cross Arena (4,758)
Rochester, NY
11/28/2012
7:00 PM
at Iona L 72–83  2–4 (0–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (1,918)
New Rochelle, NY
12/02/2012*
2:00 PM
at Central Michigan L 64–66  2–5
McGuirk Arena (1,003)
Mount Pleasant, MI
12/05/2012
7:30 PM
at Loyola (MD) W 62–61  3–5 (1–1)
Reitz Arena (743)
Baltimore, MD
12/08/2012*
7:30 PM
at Buffalo L 67–77  3–6
Alumni Arena (4,012)
Amherst, NY
12/12/2012*
7:00 PM
Hartford W 75–59  4–6
Gallagher Center (1,556)
Lewiston, NY
12/16/2012*
2:00 PM
Vermont W 68–58  5–6
Gallagher Center (1,491)
Lewiston, NY
12/21/2012*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 22 Notre Dame L 67–89  5–7
Edmund P. Joyce Center (8,043)
Notre Dame, IN
01/03/2013
7:00 PM
Marist W 94–72  6–7 (2–1)
Gallagher Center (1,159)
Lewiston, NY
01/05/2013
3:00 PM
Fairfield W 71–67  7–7 (3–1)
Gallagher Center (1,445)
Lewiston, NY
01/08/2013*
7:00 PM
at Brown L 74–75 OT 7–8
Pizzitola Sports Center (748)
Providence, RI
01/11/2013
7:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 77–58  8–8 (4–1)
Yanitelli Center (1,103)
Jersey City, NJ
01/13/2013
1:00 PM
at Fairfield W 67–64  9–8 (5–1)
Webster Bank Arena (3,376)
Bridgeport, CT
01/17/2013
7:00 PM
Siena W 87–64  10–8 (6–1)
Gallagher Center (1,449)
Lewiston, NY
01/19/2013
3:00 PM
Manhattan W 64–60  11–8 (7–1)
Gallagher Center (1,557)
Lewiston, NY
01/25/2013
7:00 PM
at Siena W 78–69  12–8 (8–1)
Times Union Center (6,387)
Albany, NY
01/27/2013
4:00 PM, ESPN3
at Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 66–65  13–8 (9–1)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
01/31/2013
7:00 PM, ESPN3
Iona W 93–90 OT 14–8 (10–1)
Gallagher Center (1,856)
Lewiston, NY
02/02/2013
3:00 PM
Loyola (MD) L 87–89 2OT 14–9 (10–2)
Gallagher Center (1,481)
Lewiston, NY
02/07/2013
7:30 PM
at Rider L 69–72  14–10 (10–3)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,603)
Lawrenceville, NJ
02/10/2013
2:00 PM
Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
L 70–77  14–11 (10–4)
Gallagher Center (2,400)
Lewiston, NY
02/15/2013
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Marist W 57–54  15–11 (11–4)
McCann Field House (1,054)
Poughkeepsie, NY
02/17/2013
2:00 PM
at Manhattan W 60–56  16–11 (12–4)
Draddy Gymnasium (2,332)
Riverdale, NY
02/23/2013*
3:00 PM, ESPN3
Northwestern State
BracketBusters
W 92–76  17–11
Gallagher Center (1,704)
Lewiston, NY
02/28/2013
7:00 PM
Rider L 59–68  17–12 (12–5)
Gallagher Center (1,948)
Lewiston, NY
03/02/2013
3:00 PM
Saint Peter's W 78–61  18–12 (13–5)
Gallagher Center (1,665)
Lewiston, NY
2013 MAAC Tournament
03/09/2013
2:30 PM, ESPN3
vs. Siena
Quarterfinals
W 74–62  19–12
MassMutual Center (1,900)
Springfield, MA
03/10/2013
2:00 PM, ESPN3
vs. Iona
Semifinals
L 73–79  19–13
MassMutual Center (2,421)
Springfield, MA
2013 NIT
03/19/2013*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Maryland
First Round
L 70–86  19–14
Comcast Center (4,053)
College Park, MD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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