Bucknell 88, Niagara 71
LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP)
Down by as many as 12 and 43-38 at the break, Bucknell (3-0) shot 64.3 percent in the second half (18 of 28) compared to 23.3 percent (7 of 30) for the Purple Eagles.
The Bison opened the second half with 11 straight points to lead 49-43.
Niagara (1-2) trimmed the deficit to three but could get no closer. At 55-52, Bryson Johnson's 3-pointer sparked an 11-3 Bucknell run and the Purple Eagles could not trim the margin below seven the rest of the way.
Antoine Mason led Niagara with 14 points and Juan'ya Green had 13.