Men’s basketball starts season strong

Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s basketball team kicked off the 2018-19 season with a win over Bucknell on Tuesday, 82-73. Sophomore forward Scott Hitchon got the scoring started for the Griffs by connecting on a mid-range jumper just 13 seconds into the contest. The quick bucket served as a precursor for … [Read more...]

Reese remains dedicated to the Griffs

By Mike Pesarchick Copy Editor Isaiah Reese is a humble guy. Canisius’ blue-chip guard was recently named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Player of the Year after earning All-MAAC honors last year, the first sophomore to do so since Michael Meeks in 1994. The Miami, Fla. native led the Griffs last season … [Read more...]

Peacocks show relentlessness in OT win

By Aidan Joly Sports Reporter Seven of the MAAC’s 11 teams have begun their season and despite that, each of those teams has only played one game. Siena is the lone team with two games played. We’ve learned some things about what the conference may look like this season. Rider can shoot the three The Broncs put together an … [Read more...]

Griffs to host Yellow Jackets, again

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It may feel as if Canisius never travels to American International to face the Yellow Jackets. Well, it’s true because the Griffs have not traveled to the MassMutual Center since January 2017. The Griffs will host the Yellow Jackets for the sixth and seventh consecutive time when their two-game series … [Read more...]

Crumpton heading overseas

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Former Canisius forward Jermaine Crumpton is heading overseas to go pro. The sixth all-time leading scorer in Canisius basketball history, and the 2018 MAAC Co-Player of the Year, will be heading to the tiny country of Luxembourg to play T71 Dudelange, a perennial power in the country’s Total … [Read more...]

Reese, Molson place names into NBA Draft

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor It's not often a Canisius player enters his name into the NBA Draft. After Isaiah Reese entered his name into the draft on Wednesday, Takal Molson followed suit announcing he would be joining his teammate. After a breakout sophomore campaign at Canisius, Reese tweeted Wednesday evening that he would … [Read more...]

Gamecocks outlast Griffs in overtime

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s basketball team fell to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the first round of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Wednesday, 80-78, in overtime. The Gamecocks opened the game with a modest 7-2 run, scoring three times in the paint and hitting one shot from the free throw … [Read more...]

Quinnipiac upsets Canisius in Albany

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor ALBANY, N.Y. -- The men’s basketball team was defeated by the No. 7 seeded Quinnipiac Bobcats in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament Friday in Albany, N.Y., 72-69. Canisius, the No. 2 seed in the tournament, had two opportunities to tie the game up with the clock winding down. Freshman … [Read more...]

High hopes for men’s hoops in upcoming MAAC Tournament

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor An esteemed basketball analytics guru has tabbed Canisius as the team to beat in the upcoming MAAC Tournament. If you have to re-read that sentence, go ahead. Reading that sentence should make Canisius fans excited for this weekend's tournament held at the Times Union Center in Albany from March … [Read more...]

Witherspoon, Reese solidify need for honors by MAAC after win at Niagara

By Marshall Haim Sports Editor Check out our photo gallery. Back in November when I made my game-by-game predictions for the men’s basketball season I predicted that Canisius would be 17-12 overall (neglecting to predict the Evansville game) and 9-8 in the MAAC heading into their final contest. In the MAAC preseason poll, Canisius … [Read more...]

© 2018 The Griffin. All rights reserved.