Niagara Purple Eagles (7-7, 2-3 MAAC) at Iona Gaels (13-3, 5-0 MAAC)
New Rochelle, New York; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Niagara plays the Iona Gaels after Marcus Hammond scored 28 points in Niagara's 68-58 win against the Canisius Golden Griffins.
The Gaels are 6-0 in home games. Iona leads the MAAC with 15.6 assists per game led by Dylan van Eyck averaging 3.5.
The Purple Eagles are 2-3 against conference opponents. Niagara leads the MAAC allowing just 64.6 points per game while holding opponents to 41.3% shooting.
The Gaels and Purple Eagles meet Sunday for the first time in conference play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Tyson Jolly is shooting 39.3% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Gaels, while averaging 14.8 points. Nelly Junior Joseph is shooting 49.6% and averaging 9.9 points over the past 10 games for Iona.
Hammond is averaging 17.2 points for the Purple Eagles. Jordan Cintron is averaging 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.9 steals over the past 10 games for Niagara.
LAST 10 GAMES: Gaels: 7-3, averaging 78.4 points, 34.6 rebounds, 16.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 45.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.8 points per game.
Purple Eagles: 6-4, averaging 65.1 points, 27.6 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 5.3 steals and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 64.5 points.