2017–18 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team

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2017–18 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball
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CIT, First round
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2017–18 record19–14 (12–6 MAAC)
Head coachChris Casey (5th season)
Assistant coachMarc Rybczyk
Assistant coachWill Lanier
Assistant coachKareem Brown
Home arenaGallagher Center
Seasons
2017–18 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rider 15 3   .833     22 10   .688
Canisius 15 3   .833     21 12   .636
Niagara 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
Iona 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Manhattan 9 9   .500     14 17   .452
Fairfield 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
Quinnipiac 7 11   .389     12 21   .364
Monmouth 7 11   .389     11 20   .355
Saint Peter's 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Siena 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
Marist 4 14   .222     6 25   .194
2018 MAAC Tournament winner

The 2017–18 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team represented Niagara University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Purple Eagles, led by fifth-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 19–14, 12–6 in MAAC play to finish in third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament to Fairfield. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to Eastern Michigan.

Previous season[edit]

The Purple Eagles finished the 2016–17 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.

Roster[edit]

2017–18 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) 199 lb (90 kg) Jr Pontiac, Michigan
G 1 Dominik Fragala 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 145 lb (66 kg) Fr Chantilly, Virginia
G 2 Kevin Larkin 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Jr Georgetown, Delaware
G 4 Keleaf Tate 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Fr Washington, D.C.
G 5 James Towns 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) So Detroit, Michigan
G 10 Kahlil Dukes 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) RS Sr Hartford, Connecticut
F 11 Marvin Prochet 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Jr Brooklyn, New York
G 13 Matt Scott 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Sr Brooklyn, New York
G 20 Sam Volmy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Lockport, New York
F 21 Kierell Green 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 177 lb (80 kg) RS Fr Washington, D.C.
F 24 Greg King 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) RS Jr Atlanta, Georgia
F 30 Greg Kuakumensah 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Worcester, Massachusetts
F 32 Dominic Robb 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Jr Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: November 16, 2017

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 27, 2017*
7:00 pm
Robert Morris
Hurricane relief charity game
L 70–73 
Gallagher Center (605)
Lewiston, NY
Nov 4, 2017*
3:00 pm
Saint Rose
Hurricane relief charity game
W 90–69 
Gallagher Center (931)
Lewiston, NY
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:00 pm
at St. Bonaventure W 77–75  1–0
Reilly Center (4,952)
St. Bonaventure, NY
Nov 15, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
at No. 14 Minnesota L 81–107  1–1
Williams Arena (10,093)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 19, 2017*
12:00 pm
at Massachusetts
Barclays Center Classic
L 76–101  1–2
Mullins Center (2,112)
Amherst, MA
Nov 21, 2017*
9:00 pm, BYUtv
at BYU
Barclays Center Classic
L 88–95  1–3
Marriott Center (10,791)
Provo, UT
Nov 24, 2017*
4:00 pm
Alabama A&M
Barclays Center Classic
W 96–74  2–3
Gallagher Center (842)
Lewiston, NY
Nov 25, 2017*
7:00 pm
UT Arlington
Barclays Center Classic
L 90–95  2–4
Gallagher Center (809)
Lewiston, NY
Nov 27, 2017*
7:00 pm, LCTV
Army W 77–71  3–4
Gallagher Center (978)
Lewiston, NY
Nov 29, 2017*
7:00 pm, LCTV
Buffalo L 87–106  3–5
Gallagher Center (1,664)
Lewiston, NY
Dec 5, 2017*
7:00 pm
at New Hampshire W 78–70  4–5
Lundholm Gym (519)
Durham, NH
Dec 10, 2017*
2:00 pm, LCTV
Saint Francis (PA) L 87–93 OT 4–6
Gallagher Center (1,002)
Lewiston, NY
Dec 16, 2017*
4:00 pm
at Norfolk State W 85–82  5–6
Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall (381)
Norfolk, VA
Dec 19, 2017*
7:00 pm
Cleveland State W 79–77  6–6
Gallagher Center (934)
Lewiston, NY
Dec 23, 2017*
1:00 pm
at Cornell W 89–86  7–6
Newman Arena (977)
Ithaca, NY
MAAC regular season
Dec 29, 2017
7:00 pm, LCTV
Iona L 93–98 OT 7–7
(0–1)
Gallagher Center (966)
Lewiston, NY
Dec 31, 2017
1:00 pm, LCTV
Rider L 76–99  7–8
(0–2)
Gallagher Center (870)
Lewiston, NY
Jan 5, 2018
7:00 pm
at Siena W 84–76  8–8
(1–2)
Times Union Center (5,848)
Albany, NY
Jan 7, 2018
2:00 pm
at Marist W 86–70  9–8
(2–2)
McCann Field House (1,198)
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jan 12, 2018
7:00 pm, LCTV
Monmouth W 78–77  10–8
(3–2)
Gallagher Center (949)
Lewiston, NY
Jan 14, 2018
2:00 pm, LCTV
Saint Peter's W 73–70  11–8
(4–2)
Gallagher Center (1,177)
Lewiston, NY
Jan 18, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Quinnipiac W 81–73  12–8
(5–2)
TD Bank Sports Center (1,288)
Hamden, CT
Jan 20, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Fairfield L 85–104  12–9
(5–3)
Webster Bank Arena (1,312)
Bridgeport, CT
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm
Manhattan W 72–63  13–9
(6–3)
Gallagher Center (1,058)
Lewiston, NY
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 105–89  14–9
(7–3)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
Feb 2, 2018
7:00 pm
at Saint Peter's L 52–58  14–10
(7–4)
Yanitelli Center (543)
Jersey City, NJ
Feb 4, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Monmouth W 96–91  15–10
(8–4)
OceanFirst Bank Center (2,080)
West Long Branch, NJ
Feb 8, 2018
7:00 pm
Quinnipiac W 95–76  16–10
(9–4)
Gallagher Center (1,061)
Lewiston, NY
Feb 10, 2018
7:00 pm, LCTV
Fairfield W 95–83  17–10
(10–4)
Gallagher Center (1,389)
Lewiston, NY
Feb 16, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Iona W 85–84  18–10
(11–4)
Hynes Athletic Center (1,797)
New Rochelle, NY
Feb 18, 2018
2:00 pm
at Manhattan L 72–82  18–11
(11–5)
Draddy Gymnasium (1,074)
Riverdale, NY
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm, LCTV
Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
L 88–95  18–12
(11–6)
Gallagher Center (2,311)
Lewiston, NY
Feb 23, 2018
7:00 pm, LCTV
Marist W 100–76  19–12
(12–6)
Gallagher Center (1,217)
Lewiston, NY
MAAC Tournament
Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
(3) vs. (6) Fairfield
Quarterfinals
L 77–90  19–13
Times Union Center (2,630)
Albany, NY
CIT
Mar 14, 2018*
7:00 pm
at Eastern Michigan
First round
L 65–83  19–14
Convocation Center (1,138)
Ypsilanti, MI
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time Source[1][2].

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