ALBANY, N.Y. – OD Anosike scored 15 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and capped a key run in Siena's 61-59 win over Niagara on Sunday.
Siena, which trailed by as many as 10 in the second half, was down 56-52 with 3:11 to play. The Saints (9-12, 6-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) then scored seven straight, capped by Anosike's layup with 1:05 to go. Rakeem Brooks scored five of his 10 points during the spurt.
Marvin Jordan's 3 brought the Purple Eagles within one, 60-59, with 14 seconds left, but Ryan Rossiter made a free throw 10 seconds later and Trenity Burdine blocked Anthony Nelson's potential game-tying layup.
Rossiter finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Downey added 10 points for Siena, which shot 48 percent in the second half (12 of 25) after trailing 30-24 at halftime.
Jordan finished with 18 points for Niagara (4-19, 1-10), which lost its sixth straight.