ALBANY, N.Y. -- Jalen Pickett scored 17 points with seven assists and Siena beat Niagara 66-57 on Thursday night.
Manny Camper, also off the bench, grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds with six points. Saints reserves outscored Niagara's 21-2.
Siena (7-11, 2/3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), leading 31-24 at halftime, pulled away in the second half with a 14-2 run, including seven points from Kevin Degnan to go up 55-35 with 6:45 remaining and the lead remained in double figures.
Siena made 41 percent of its 3-point attempts (7 of 17), while Niagara was just 4 of 22 (18 percent).
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VCU leading scorer Marcus Evans practiced Thursday and is expected to play in the Rams' game against UCF in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
MSU's Izzo doesn't apologize for yelling at Henry
Tom Izzo didn't apologize for yelling at freshman forward Aaron Henry during the second half of Michigan State's first-round NCAA tournament win over Bradley on Thursday.
LSU, Maryland big men set for showdown
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