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November 20, 2008 | By Joe Juliano INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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...
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March 14, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.
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October 3, 2006 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 19, 2008 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 7, 1986 | By Chuck Newman, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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March 10, 2007 | By Bill Hoppe FOR THE INQUIRER
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.
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December 31, 2006 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 27, 1991 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 27, 2013 | BY JOSH VERLIN, For the Daily News
WHEN TONY HICKS is on top of his game, he can be nearly impossible to stop. Niagara found that out the hard way, as the Penn sophomore slashed his way through the Purple Eagles' defense en route to a career-high 33 points in an 85-66 win at the Palestra last night. Hicks continued his strong play early in the season, finishing with his second 20-point performance of the year and fifth game in a row in double figures. The Illinois native came into the game averaging 16.3 points and had 20 by halftime, tying his previous career high of 29 points with 13:51 remaining on a three-point play.
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April 12, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
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.
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April 11, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
A ROBERT MORRIS internal investigation into former basketball coach Mike Rice found no evidence of the "coaches against player" brawls alleged by an ex-Rutgers employee, though one former Colonial contacted by the school claims Rice used anti-gay slurs on several occasions and engaged in a shoving match with a player during halftime of a game. Rice coached at the suburban Pittsburgh school from 2007-10 before taking the job at Rutgers, who fired Rice last week after video of the coach physically and emotionally abusing players became public.
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April 11, 2013 | Associated Press
Joe Mihalich is leaving behind 15 successful seasons at Niagara to take over Hofstra's troubled men's basketball program. The 56-year-old former La Salle player and assistant was announced Wednesday by the Long Island school as its 12th basketball coach. Mihalich replaces Mo Cassara, who was fired 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 basketball tradition.
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May 22, 2012 | By Ted Silary, Daily News Staff Writer
IF THEY GET WIND of his story, Hollywood producers will be rooting for Tahjere McCall to make the NBA. This kid already has a great story. During his junior season at Engineering and Science High, McCall was your classic, still-feelin'-his-way neophyte. Now he owns a Division I scholarship. The 6-4, 160-pound senior point guard, who earlier had made an oral commitment to D-II Holy Family, has signed with Niagara. Don't feel bad if McCall's name is unfamilar. He literally came out of nowhere.
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December 14, 2011 | By Jonah Bronstein, For The Inquirer
LEWISTON, N.Y. - A dominant stretch of defense and return-to-form shooting from Chris Fouch carried Drexel to a 71-58 win over Niagara in a nonconference game Tuesday. The Dragons (4-4) held the Purple Eagles (3-5) without a field goal for a span of 14 minutes, 15 seconds in the second half, turning an eight-point deficit into a 19-point lead in the process. "That's our bread and butter. We play defense, we lock teams down and rebound," said Fouch, who scored a season-high 24 points after going for 23 in Saturday's win over Princeton.
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December 14, 2011 | BY JONAN BRONSTEIN, For the Daily News
LEWISTON, N.Y. - A dominant stretch of defense and return-to-form shooting from Chris Fouch carried Drexel to a 71-58 win over Niagara in a nonconference game last night. The Dragons (4-4) held the Purple Eagles (3-5) without a field goal for 14 minutes, 15 seconds in the second half, turning an eight-point deficit into a 19-point lead in the process. "That's our bread and butter. We play defense, we lock teams down and rebound," said Fouch, who scored a season-high 24 points after he had 23 Saturday in a win over Princeton.
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December 29, 2010 | By BILL FLEISCHMAN, For the Daily News
Drexel's game with Niagara was on the basketball schedule long before Eagles-Vikings was postponed to last night. Talk about competing for attention . . . With Drexel's students on holiday vacation, attendance was expected to be light. Perhaps only family and friends would attend. Instead, a surprising gathering of 1,832 watched Drexel trounce Niagara, 84-39, in a nonconference game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Dragons ran up their highest points total since a 97-55 rout of Towson last February.
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December 1, 2010 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Niagara's Kayla Stroman hit a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to give the Purple Eagles a 52-51 victory over the Penn Quakers on Tuesday afternoon at the Palestra. Penn sophomore Brianna Bradford buried a trey with 1 minute, 3 seconds left to give Penn (2-3) a 50-47 lead. Niagara (1-5) hit two free throws on its next possession to cut the lead to one, but on Penn's next possession, freshman Alyssa Baron was fouled with 17 seconds to play. Baron's first attempt was good, but she missed the second, leading to Stroman's late-game heroics.
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