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Niagara basketball's Jai Moore named to Preseason All-MAAC Third Team


EDISON, N.J. -- Niagara University women's basketball junior guard Jai Moore has been named to the 2018-19 Preseason All-MAAC Third Team, voted on by the leagues' coaches, announced on Tuesday during the 2018 MAAC Men's and Women's Preseason Awards Show.

Moore appeared in 30 games in the 2017-18 season and started in 20. She averaged 10.3 points per game and 3.0 rebounds per game. Moore scored a career-high 20 points against Saint Peter's on Jan. 20, 2018 and dropped 20 points against local rival Canisius on Feb. 20. She recorded her first career double-double at Rider on Jan. 18 with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

The Purple Eagles were picked ninth in the preseason coaches' poll. NU finished the 2017-18 season with an overall record of 13-18 and a conference record of 9-9, which earned the team the No. 6 seed at the MAAC Championships.

Niagara opens its schedule on Tuesday, Nov. 6, hosting St. Bonaventure for a Little 3 matchup at 7:00 p.m.

For ticket information, contact the Niagara Athletic Ticket Office at 716-286-TIXX, tickets@niagara.edu or www.purpleeagles.com/tickets.

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