Canisius (13-7) vs. Niagara (12-8)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Niagara 25 41 66 +4.0
  Canisius 32 33 65 -4.0
Sun, Jan 27 2013, 04:00 PM

Koessler Athletic Center
Buffalo, NY
Attendance: 2,196
TV: ESPN3

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Canisius welcomes Niagara to Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday. Tip-off is at 4:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN3. The Golden Griffins are 2-7 against the Purple Eagles over the last four years. They fell 80-70 on 3/2/2012, the last time they met.

Canisius is in 4th place in the conference, Niagara is in 1st place.

In their last game, Billy Baron put up 17 points and 9 rebounds in the Golden Griffins 67-50 romp of Rider on January 25th. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 16.4 points per game and 5.6 assists per game. For the Purple Eagles, Juan`ya Green finished with 19 points and 9 rebounds in the 78-69 win over Siena on January 25th. With 4.9 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. One category in which Niagara is especially proficient is turnover percentage at 16.7, ranking 1st in their conference (and 16th nationally).

StatSmack! Canisius is better than Niagara
  • It's only wins and losses, but Canisius has a better overall record than Niagara this season (9-4 vs 5-7).
  • The Canisius assist leader (Billy Baron) has more assists than the Niagara assist leader (Juan`ya Green).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Canisius currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (965 to 961) than Niagara, per the NCAA.
  • Isaac Sosa is ranked 14th nationally in three-pointers.
NU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Juan`ya Green 37 16 4 5 2 1 3
B- Antoine Mason 35 18 4 2 1 0 2
C Ameen Tanksley 29 11 6 1 1 1 1
C T.J. Cline 20 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Devon White 21 6 5 0 1 1 1
C- Marvin Jordan 26 8 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Tahjere McCall 19 5 3 3 1 0 2
D Malcolm Lemmons 14 4 1 1 0 0 1
D Joe Thomas 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D S. Gillette 10 3 3 0 0 0 0
D L. Johnson 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
F Skylar Jones 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
CANI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Billy Baron 34 16 5 6 1 0 3
B- Jordan Heath 27 10 6 1 1 1 1
B- H. Washington 32 13 3 3 1 0 3
C+ Chris Manhertz 28 7 9 0 1 1 1
C+ Isaac Sosa 25 13 2 1 0 0 1
C Alshwan Hymes 18 7 3 1 1 0 2
C- Reggie Groves 15 4 2 2 1 0 2
C- Josiah Heath 15 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Freddy Asprilla 13 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Tyrel Edwards 3 1 1 0 0 0 0

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Iona 22-11 17-3
2 Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
 3Canisius 21-13 14-6
5 Siena 20-18 11-9
6 Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
10 Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#12 Billy Baron Sr G 6-2 195
#14 Kevin Bleeker So C 6-10 225
#2 J. Crumpton Fr F 6-6 220
#11 Lou Dunbar Fr G 6-3 170
#35 Jordan Heath Sr F 6-10 240
#50 Josiah Heath Jr F 6-9 230
#1 Zach Lewis Fr G 6-3 175
#13 Chris Manhertz Sr F 6-6 235
#23 Chris Perez Sr G 6-3 210
#32 Dominique Raney So G 6-4 180
#5 K. Robertson Fr G 6-3 169
#22 Phil Valenti Fr F 6-7 195
#25 Adam Weir Fr G 6-4 185
#4 J. Williams Jr G 5-11 165