Chavaughn Lewis was Niagara's second-leading scorer, netting 15 points. Kemp had 10 points and 12 assists for the Purple Eagles (8-11, 3-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who have now won back-to-back games for the first time since November.
Niagara opened the game on an 18-8 run, and led all but nine seconds of the contest. The Purple Eagles had a 14-point advantage at halftime and outscored the Red Foxes 40-35 in the second to seal it.
Niagara made 14 of 30 attempts from 3-point range (46.7 percent) compared to just 4 of 19 (21.1 percent) for Marist.
Antoine Mason scored a game-high 25 points to pace Marist (7-11, 2-5), who had their losing streak extended to a season-high four games.
The teams meet again in their respective regular-season finales on Feb. 26.
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