|The Niagra Eagles Clif Brown after scoring a bucket in the game against Florida A&M.|
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Niagra Upsets Florida A&M
On March 13, 2007, University of Niagra defeats Florida A&M 77-69 in Dayton Ohio, in the tournament opener.
The win for Niagra in the NCAA Tournament, albeit a “play-in” game, was the first win for Niagra in the tournament since 1970, so it was a big deal.
The hero on the night for the Eagles was Clif Brown, who helped the team to their 12 straight win, scoring 32 points on the night.
With the win Niagra moved on to play top-seeded Kansas in Chicago just a few days later.
The Eagles would end up falling to the Jay Hawks 107-67, but the Eagles would make history in the process winning the only “play-in” game that season, and getting a chance to make history in the NCAA Tournament.