2016–17 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team

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2016–17 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball
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ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2016–17 record10–23 (6–14 MAAC)
Head coachChris Casey (4th season)
Assistant coachMarc Rybczyk
Assistant coachWill Lanier
Assistant coachKareem Brown
Home arenaGallagher Center
Seasons
2016–17 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Monmouth 18 2   .900     27 7   .794
Saint Peter's 14 6   .700     23 13   .639
Iona 12 8   .600     22 13   .629
Siena 12 8   .600     17 17   .500
Fairfield 11 9   .550     16 15   .516
Rider 10 10   .500     18 15   .545
Canisius 10 10   .500     18 16   .529
Quinnipiac 7 13   .350     10 21   .323
Niagara 6 14   .300     10 23   .303
Marist 5 15   .250     8 24   .250
Manhattan 5 15   .250     10 22   .313
2017 MAAC Tournament winner

The 2016–17 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team represented Niagara University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Purple Eagles, led by fourth year head coach Chris Casey, played their home games at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston, New York as members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They finished the season 10–23, 6–14 in MAAC play to finish in ninth place. They defeated Quinnipiac in the first round of the MAAC Tournament to advance to the quarterfinals where they lost to Monmouth.

Previous season[edit]

The Purple Eagles finished the 2015–16 season 7–25, 5–15 in MAAC play to finish in tenth place. They lost in the first round of the MAAC Tournament to Canisius.

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Chris Barton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Pontiac, Michigan
G 1 Shane Gatling 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 166 lb (75 kg) Fr Baldwin, New York
G 2 Kevin Larkin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS So Georgetown, Delaware
G 5 James Towns 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Fr Detroit, Michigan
G 10 Kahlil Dukes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Jr Hartford, Connecticut
F 11 Marvin Prochet 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 206 lb (93 kg) So Brooklyn, New York
G 12 Dwayne Pow 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) RS So Bronk, New York
G 13 Matt Scott 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Brooklyn, New York
F 20 Maurice Taylor Jr. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 212 lb (96 kg) Sr Cambridge, Massachusetts
F 21 Kierell Green 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Washington, D.C.
F 24 Greg King 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Atlanta, Georgia
F 30 Ali Tew 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 221 lb (100 kg) RS Jr Paris, France
F 32 Dominic Robb 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) So Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/11/2016*
8:00 PM, LCTV
Buffalo L 66–76  0–1
Gallagher Center (2,016)
Lewiston, NY
11/13/2016*
3:00 PM
at Brown L 79–88  0–2
Pizzitola Sports Center (757)
Providence, RI
11/15/2016*
6:30 AM, ESPN2
at Hartford
Scarlet Knight Showcase/
College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon
L 78–82 OT 0–3
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion (2,607)
Hartford, CT
11/20/2016*
12:00 PM, BTN
at Rutgers
Scarlet Knight Showcase
L 65–78  0–4
Louis Brown Athletic Center (3,572)
Piscataway, NJ
11/23/2016*
7:00 PM, LCTV
Drexel
Scarlet Knight Showcase
W 93–74  1–4
Gallagher Center (863)
Lewiston, NY
11/26/2016*
8:00 PM
at North Texas
Scarlet Knight Showcase
L 71–80  1–5
The Super Pit (1,411)
Denton, TX
12/02/2016
7:00 PM
at Marist L 66–72  1–6
(0–1)
McCann Field House (1,355)
Poughkeepsie, NY
12/04/2016
4:00 PM
at Iona W 74–58  2–6
(1–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (1,667)
New Rochelle, NY
12/07/2016*
7:00 PM
at Kent State L 72–100  2–7
MAC Center (2,115)
Kent, OH
12/10/2016*
3:00 PM, SPEC
Norfolk State W 65–61  3–7
Gallagher Center (1,242)
Lewiston, NY
12/14/2016*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
at Youngstown State L 97–101 OT 3–8
Beeghly Center (1,294)
Youngstown, OH
12/17/2016*
1:00 PM
at St. Bonaventure
Big 4 Classic
L 69–79  3–9
KeyBank Center 
Buffalo, NY
12/21/2016*
7:30 PM
at LIU Brooklyn W 75–66  4–9
Barclays Center (1,219)
Brooklyn, NY
01/02/2017
7:00 PM, LCTV
Quinnipiac L 78–81  4–10
(1–2)
Gallagher Center (849)
Lewiston, NY
01/04/2017
7:00 PM, SPEC
Siena W 71–66  5–10
(2–2)
Gallagher Center (872)
Lewiston, NY
01/08/2017
7:00 PM
at Rider L 78–89  5–11
(2–3)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,192)
Lawrenceville, NJ
01/10/2017
7:00 PM
at Manhattan L 69–78  5–12
(2–4)
Draddy Gymnasium (525)
Riverdale, NY
01/14/2017
7:00 PM, SPEC
Monmouth L 83–90  5–13
(2–5)
Gallagher Center (893)
Lewiston, NY
01/16/2017
7:00 PM, LCTV
Marist L 87–93 OT 5–14
(2–6)
Gallagher Center (1,017)
Lewiston, NY
01/21/2017
2:00 PM
at Saint Peter's W 57–55  6–14
(3–6)
Yanitelli Center (347)
Jersey City, NJ
01/23/2017
2:00 PM, SPEC
Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 91–84  7–14
(4–6)
Gallagher Center (1,895)
Lewiston, NY
01/26/2017
7:00 PM, LCTV
Manhattan L 69–70  7–15
(4–7)
Gallagher Center (1,198)
Lewiston, NY
01/28/2017
3:00 PM, LCTV
Rider W 80–67  8–15
(5–7)
Gallagher Center (1,295)
Lewiston, NY
02/02/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Fairfield L 61–81  8–16
(5–8)
Webster Bank Arena (1,051)
Bridgeport, CT
02/04/2017
7:00 PM
at Quinnipiac L 81–89  8–17
(5–9)
TD Bank Sports Center (2,198)
Hamden, CT
02/10/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 94–81  9–17
(6–9)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
02/12/2017
2:00 PM, SPEC
Iona L 76–90  9–18
(6–10)
Gallagher Center (1,174)
Lewiston, NY
02/16/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Monmouth L 93–75  9–19
(6–11)
OceanFirst Bank Center (2,934)
West Long Branch, NJ
02/18/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN3
at Siena L 70–76  9–20
(6–12)
Times Union Center (6,850)
Albany, NY
02/24/2017
7:00 PM, LCTV
Saint Peter's L 53–66  9–21
(6–13)
Gallagher Center (1,070)
Lewiston, NY
02/26/2017
2:00 PM, SPEC
Fairfield L 58–62  9–22
(6–14)
Gallagher Center (1,078)
Lewiston, NY
MAAC Tournament
03/02/2017
5:00 PM, ESPN3
(9) vs. (8) Quinnipiac
First Round
W 88–69  10–22
Times Union Center (2,406)
Albany, NY
03/03/2017
7:00 PM, ESPN3
(9) vs. (1) Monmouth
Quarterfinals
L 59–84  10–23
Times Union Center (2,298)
Albany, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Source[1][2].

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