Marist College picked up the first trophy on offer at the Belfast Classic. 

Friday’s Samson Bracket Championship Game saw the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s Marist  named Samson Bracket champions and awarded the first Belfast Classic Cup of the 2018 tournament with a 70-53 victory over LIU Brooklyn.

It was built on a first half surge with Brian Parker scoring 15 points to lead four Red Foxes in double figures.

The Samson Bracket Consolation Game saw Dartmouth College outpace Albany 91-77.

In the Goliath Bracket, Buffalo Bulls secured the first spot in Saturday’s Championship Game by beating University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 96-77.

Later in the afternoon, the second and last spot in the Goliath championship game was secured by University of San Francisco, who eased to a 76-58 victory against Stephen F. Austin State.

The action is live in the UK via BBC Sport online.

Photo: William Cherry/Presseye

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