JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Nick Leon scored a career-high 29 points and Wesley Jenkins added 27 in Saint Peter's 90-86 double overtime win over Niagara on Monday night.
Leading 82-81 with 2:02 left in the second overtime period, the Peacocks (8-8, 3-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) scored five straight to pull away. Leon capped the spurt on a three-point play for an 87-81 lead with 41 seconds remaining.
It was Saint Peter's first double overtime game since defeating Niagara 106-103 in 1999.
Darius Conley had 13 points, and Ryan Bacon tallied 12 points and career-highs with 16 rebounds and seven assists for the Peacocks.
Saint Peter's led 74-71 with 22 seconds left in regulation before Tyrone Lewis tied it on a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining.
Lewis finished with 27 points and Bilal Benn had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Purple Eagles (10-8, 3-3).
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