2018–19 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team

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2018–19 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball
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ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2018–19 record12–15 (5–9 MAAC)
Head coachChris Casey (6th season)
Assistant coachMarc Rybczyk
Assistant coachKareem Brown
Assistant coachFred Dupree
Home arenaGallagher Center
Seasons
2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Canisius 9 5   .643     12 14   .462
Quinnipiac 9 6   .600     14 12   .538
Iona 9 6   .600     11 15   .423
Monmouth 9 6   .600     10 18   .357
Rider 9 6   .600     14 13   .519
Siena 9 6   .600     14 14   .500
Marist 7 7   .500     12 14   .462
Manhattan 7 7   .500     9 17   .346
Niagara 5 9   .357     12 15   .444
Fairfield 4 11   .267     7 20   .259
Saint Peter's 3 11   .214     6 20   .231
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of February 19, 2019; 

The 2018–19 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team will represent Niagara University in the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They will play their home games at Gallagher Center in Lewiston, New York and will be led by 6th-year head coach Chris Casey.

Previous season[edit]

The Purple Eagles finished the 2017–18 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.

Roster[edit]

2018–19 Niagara Purple Eagles men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Chris Barton 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Sr Avondale Pontiac, MI
G 1 Dominik Fragala 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 145 lb (66 kg) RS Fr John Champe Chantilly, VA
G 2 Keleaf Tate 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Cesar Chavez Washington, D.C.
G 4 Raheem Solomon 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Sacred Heart Hartford, CT
G 5 James Towns 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 171 lb (78 kg) Jr Henry Ford Detroit, MI
G 10 Marcus Hammond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Cardozo Queens, NY
F 11 Marvin Prochet 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sr Long Island Lutheran Brooklyn, NY
F 14 Ousmane Diop 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Perkiomen School Dakar, Senegal
F 15 Greg Kuakumensah 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Cushing Academy Worcester, MA
F 21 Kierell Green 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jr Integrated Design & Electronics Academy Washington, D.C.
F 24 Greg King 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) RS Sr Eastern Kentucky Atlanta, GA
G 25 Justin Roberts 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 187 lb (85 kg) Jr Toledo Lawrence, KS
F 32 Dominic Robb 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Sr Hun School of Princeton Pittsburgh, PA
G 33 Steven Levnaic 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr RISE Centre Academy Hamilton, ON
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: December 18, 2018

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 5, 2018*
7:00 pm
Mercyhurst W 85–73 
Gallagher Center (902)
Lewiston, New York
Non-Conference Regular season
November 12, 2018*
7:00 pm
St. Bonaventure W 80–72  1–0
Gallagher Center (2,221)
Lewiston, New York
November 14, 2018*
8:00 pm, ESPN+
at Loyola–Chicago
Fort Myers Tip-Off
L 62–75  1–1
Joseph J. Gentile Arena (2,648)
Chicago, Illinois
November 16, 2018*
9:00 pm
at Wyoming
Fort Myers Tip-Off
W 72–67  2–1
Arena-Auditorium (3,793)
Laramie, Wyoming
November 23, 2018*
4:00 pm
Grambling State
Fort Myers Tip-Off Regional semifinals
L 68–74  2–2
Gallagher Center (910)
Lewiston, New York
November 24, 2018*
7:00 pm
St. Francis Brooklyn
Fort Myers Tip-Off
L 63–75  2–3
Gallagher Center (837)
Lewiston, New York
November 30, 2018*
7:00 pm
at Saint Francis (PA) L 75–79  2–4
DeGol Arena (992)
Loretto, Pennsylvania
December 3, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
at Pittsburgh W 71–70  3–4
Petersen Events Center (3,468)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
December 9, 2018*
7:00 pm
New Hampshire W 71–67  4–4
Gallagher Center (832)
Lewiston, New York
December 16, 2018*
2:00 pm
Cornell W 77–74  5–4
Gallagher Center (865)
Lewiston, New York
December 19, 2018*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
at Cleveland State L 60–82  5–5
Wolstein Center (1,185)
Cleveland, Ohio
December 22, 2018*
1:00 pm
at Army W 78–66  6–5
Christl Arena (798)
West Point, New York
December 29, 2018*
3:00 pm
Norfolk State W 83–75  7–5
Gallagher Center (898)
Lewiston, New York
December 31, 2018*
7:00 pm
Albany L 74–79  7–6
Gallagher Center (829)
Lewiston, New York
MAAC regular season
January 5, 2019
7:00 pm
at Manhattan L 80–90  7–7
(0–1)
Draddy Gymnasium (801)
Riverdale, New York
January 7, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Fairfield L 59–77  7–8
(0–2)
Alumni Hall (1037)
Fairfield, Connecticut
January 11, 2019
7:00 pm
Iona W 95–90  8–8
(1–2)
Gallagher Center (896)
Lewiston, New York
January 13, 2019
2:00 pm
Rider L 84–104  8–9
(1–3)
Gallagher Center (936)
Lewiston, New York
January 17, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Siena L 57–66  8–10
(1–4)
Times Union Center (5,549)
Albany, New York
January 19, 2019
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Quinnipiac W 75–72  9–10
(2–4)
People's United Center (1,353)
Hamden, Connecticut
January 22, 2019
7:00 pm
Saint Peter's L 72–74  9–11
(2–5)
Gallagher Center (1,039)
Lewiston, New York
January 26, 2019
3:00 pm
Monmouth W 75–48  10–11
(3–5)
Gallagher Center (956)
Lewiston, New York
January 30, 2019
7:00 pm
Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
W 78–70  11–11
(4–5)
Gallagher Center (1,660)
Lewiston, New York
February 3, 2019
2:00 pm
Quinnipiac L 73-84  11-12
(4-6)
Gallagher Center (998)
Lewiston, New York
February 8, 2019
7:00 pm, ESPN+
at Marist L 58-79  11-13
(4-7)
McCann Arena (1131)
Poughkeepsie, New York
February 10, 2019
1:00 pm, ESPN+
at Iona L 76-79  11-14
(4-8)
Hynes Athletic Center (1807)
New Rochelle, New York
February 15, 2019
7:00 pm
Manhattan L 60-64  11-15
(4-9)
Gallagher Center 
Lewiston, New York
February 17, 2019
2:00 pm
Fairfield W 78-73  12-15
(5-9)
Gallagher Center 
Lewiston, New York
February 22, 2019
7:00 pm
at Rider   
Alumni Gymnasium 
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
February 24, 2019
2:00 pm
at Saint Peter's   
Yanitelli Center 
Jersey City, New Jersey
February 27, 2019
7:30 pm, ESPN3
at Canisius
Battle of the Bridge
  
Koessler Athletic Center 
Buffalo, New York
March 3, 2019
2:00 pm
Siena   
Gallagher Center 
Lewiston, New York
MAAC Tournament
March 7–11, 2019
TBD   
Times Union Center 
Albany, New York
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern.

Source[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Niagara University Purple Eagle Athletics - 2018-19 Men's Basketball Schedule". Niagara University Purple Eagle Athletics. Retrieved December 18, 2018.