November 20, 2008 |
The people who snickered at Villanova's pre-Big East Conference schedule and wondered whether the Wildcats would ever get tested should have been at the Pavilion last night to see them sweat one out. With one starter out and two members of the rotation nicked up, the 23d-ranked Wildcats faced foul trouble, losing three frontcourt players in the process, and had to reach deep to come away with a 77-62 win over Niagara in their first game of...
March 14, 1987 |
Senior Alex Agudio scored a career-high 34 points and had a team-high 11 rebounds to lead Niagara to a 74-65 victory over Seton Hall last night in a first-round game of the National Invitation Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. The Purple Eagles (21-9) advanced after withstanding several late rallies by the Pirates (15-14), who had closed to within three at 68-65 on Mark Bryant's three-point shot with 1 minute, 2 seconds to play. But Agudio then hit four of four free throws, and Gary Bossert added two more from the foul line to ensure the victory.
October 3, 2006 |
Kashief Edwards, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Imhotep Charter, orally committed to Niagara on Sunday. "I made an official visit this past weekend, and I really liked the people," said Edwards, who plans to redshirt his first year. "I really liked the team and its up-tempo style of play. " Edwards is the third Panthers senior to accept a basketball scholarship. He joins guard Jermaine Washington and center Tamir Johnson, who each gave Central Connecticut an affirmative over the summer.
December 19, 2008 |
All signs pointed to a tight defensive struggle last night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, and Drexel came out on the wrong side again. Leading by a point with just over one minute left, visiting Niagara held on for a 67-62 victory that left the Dragons with a three-game losing streak. Niagara improved to 8-2 by taking its seventh win in its last eight outings. Drexel, which had a two-point edge at intermission, fell to 2-4. The Dragons went into the contest shooting 32 percent from the floor and giving up an average of 63 points.
December 7, 1986 |
Niagara flew in from upstate New York on Friday, having beaten St. Bonaventure in the second of four straight road games. Last night, the Purple Eagles left the Palestra and embarked on a 3,000- mile trip to Southern California. Penn, at least, furnished a going-away gift, losing to Niagara, 79-74, while missing 18 of 35 foul shots, including 10 of 19 in the second half. The visitors' overly aggressive play should have worked to Penn's advantage. Two minutes into the second half, two of Niagara's top rebounders had three personal fouls, and its second-leading scorer, Joe Arlauckas, had four.
April 12, 2013 |
JOE MIHALICH is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. Mihalich, 56, was announced by the school as its 12th basketball coach Wednesday. Mihalich is a former player and assistant coach at La Salle. He replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired March 22 following a 7-25 season. Four Pride players were arrested in November on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins. Hofstra lands an established coach and respected recruiter in Mihalich, who played a big role in reviving the Purple Eagles' proud tradition.
March 10, 2007 |
The 82-year-old voice on the phone sounds youthful and energetic. Dolores Mihalich proudly mentions that she still lives alone in her Chestnut Hill home. The mother of six says she lugs furniture up and down the basement steps. She talks about plans for a possible cross-country excursion. It's a trip no one thought Mihalich would live to make again. Two years ago, when the Niagara University men's basketball team clinched its first NCAA tournament berth in 35 years, Mihalich became a celebrity and an inspiration as she battled terminal colon cancer.
December 31, 2006 |
In retrospect, La Salle probably wishes the invitations got lost in the mail after it decided to host a holiday tournament for the first time at Tom Gola Arena. First, Holy Cross entered the Explorers' house and trashed the place. Then, Delaware treated the hosts rather rudely. And last night, Niagara had its turn to add to La Salle's misery, handing the Explorers an 88-82 defeat. Niagara (6-7) showed up with two faces familiar to those who follow Philly basketball - coach Joe Mihalich and brawny 6-foot-3 junior Charron Fisher.
January 27, 1991 |
La Salle practiced what demanding coach Speedy Morris has been breathlessly preaching last night and played aggressive defense from start to finish. And it came in handy on a night when the offense was perhaps as out of synch as it has been all season. The result was the fifth straight win for the Explorers, a hard-fought, 77-65 decision over Niagara in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game before 2,032 spectators at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Doug Overton, the Explorers' splendid guard, shook off a shaky first half and scored 24 points as La Salle took another stride toward its fifth successive regular-season MAAC championship.