Haim: Reese transferring is not a surprise, as ‘days were numbered’ at Canisius

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It has nearly been a full year since Isaiah Reese entered his name into the NBA Draft pool, testing the waters of professional basketball. Once he declared for the draft last April, my impression was that Reese's days at Canisius were numbered. That number ultimately struck zero last Wednesday when it … [Read more...]

Monmouth’s Hammond, Quinn end Canisius’ run in MAAC Tournament

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor ALBANY -- Despite them making a run at the start of the second half, Canisius could not overcome a nine-point halftime deficit as its season came to an end on Sunday night in the MAAC semifinals at the Times Union Center at the hands of Monmouth, 73-59. The teams played even throughout the … [Read more...]

Joly: No surprising upsets yet at MAAC Tournament

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor ALBANY -- We’re two days through the MAAC Tournament, and the biggest theme so far has been lower seeds playing well and keeping it close with the favored opposition, but not pulling off the upset. Of the five men’s games that have been played through Friday evening, the higher seed has been … [Read more...]

Faulkner lifts Griffs to victory over Manhattan

 By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor ALBANY – Canisius struggled for pretty much the first 35 minutes of the game, but for the final 10, they finally were able to out-play their opponents as they took down Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament quarterfinals late Friday night at the Times Union Center, 69-65 in overtime. The Griffs … [Read more...]

Griffs to face Manhattan tonight in MAAC quarterfinals

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor After the team finished 11-7 in MAAC play and ended up with the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, Canisius men’s basketball will open up postseason play on tonight taking on the Manhattan Jaspers. This is the second straight year that the Griffs have had the No. 2 seed in the MAAC … [Read more...]

Late Canisius rally falls short against Niagara

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius made Niagara sweat in the final minute of the game but ended up faltering on defense in the final seconds as they fell to the Purple Eagles on Wednesday night at the Koessler Athletic Center, 86-84. Niagara took a sizeable lead late in the first half of the game, and Canisius was never … [Read more...]

Sanks’ late-game heroics lift Griffs past Rider

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius had to do some sweating on its road trip to New Jersey but was able to come out of it with two wins over Rider and Saint Peter’s. On Friday, the Griffs went to Lawrenceville, N.J. to face preseason league-favorite Rider. In a game of runs, Canisius came up with the final one, capped off … [Read more...]

Griffs give up late lead, fall in overtime to Maris

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Canisius was up 13 with just over five minutes to go but things unraveled for them in the final minutes and overtime as they fell to Marist, 78-71, on Monday night. The game was close at the break with Marist holding a one-point lead but after Canisius pulled away with an 18-2 run that was … [Read more...]

Monmouth’s Rice sounds off on non-conference scheduling policy

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor Following Monmouth’s loss against Canisius last Thursday, I interviewed Hawks head coach King Rice. As part of that, I asked him about how the team has turned around from going 1-12 in non-conference play, to a then-record of 5-3 in MAAC play. What Rice said about the MAAC’s policy for … [Read more...]

Second-half spark not enough as Griffs’ three-game losing streak is snapped

By Aidan Joly Assistant Sports Editor After a poor first half, Canisius kept things interesting in the second half but was not quite enough as they ultimately fell to rival Niagara on Wednesday night at the Gallagher Center, 78-70. Canisius got off to a slow start, finding themselves down by double digits within nine minutes of the … [Read more...]

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