ALBANY, N.Y. -- Marquis Wright scored four points inside 23 seconds remaining as Siena downed Niagara 66-62 in a closely played matchup on Thursday night.
Antoine Mason, the nation's leading scorer at 27.4 ppg, hit a jumper with 1 minute left to put Niagara up 61-59. Hymes responded for the Saints with a 3-pointer and following a Wesley Myers miss by Niagara, Wright landed a free throw and scored on a layup and another free throw in the final stretch, putting the game out of reach with 10 seconds left.
Ninety years and 1,900 miles separate the two superstars of this year's NCAA Tournament.
There's no doubt Saint Mary's felt jilted when they were left out of the NCAA Tournament.
If Gonzaga is going to make it to a second consecutive Elite Eight, it will need to protect the basketball against its surprise Sweet 16 opponent.