>> Saint Peter's Defeats Niagara 71-67 - Recap
Saint Peter's earned a 71-67 victory over Niagara on Sunday, getting 18 points from Desi Washington at Yanitelli Center.
Saint Peter's did not, however, defeat Niagara against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks.
Saint Peter's got 17 points from Marvin Dominique and another 12 points from Chris Burke. Trevis Wyche contributed 5 assists, while Quadir Welton cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Niagara got a 20-point performance from Antoine Mason, who was supported by 17 points from Marvin Jordan. Wesley Myers had 4 assists in a losing cause for Niagara, while Marcus Ware grabbed 6 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Niagara were victorious, as the score was 29-28 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Saint Peter's as they grabbed 33 boards, while Niagara only had 28.