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...]

Photo Gallery: Canisius 95, Niagara 88

Check out Marshall Haim's photo gallery from Wednesday's men's basketball's 95-88 win over rival Niagara: … [Read more...]

On The Wing: We have the best team in two decades, yet, where are the students?

    By Marshall Haim Sports Editor New year, same column. It isn’t the first time that the The Griffin’s Sports Editor is writing a column that has the same exact message. I follow in the footsteps of Mike Harrington, Janine Joseph and Mark Ciemcioch just to name a few. Harrington’s column appeared in the Feb. 14, 1986 … [Read more...]

Second half offensive spark lifts Griffs past Bobcats

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s basketball team defeated the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 71-64, Saturday at the Koessler Athletic Center. Quinnipiac (9-17, 6-8 MAAC) entered the matchup losers of their last three contests. Conversely, Canisius (17-9, 11-2) came in winners of 12 of their last 14 games. Both teams came … [Read more...]

Weekend sweep of Marist and Saint Peter’s propels Griffs

By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s basketball team swept a two-game road trip against Marist and Saint Peter’s last weekend. The Griffs used a 43-point second half against the Red Foxes to propel them to a 73-67 victory last Friday. The Blue and Gold shot on uninspiring 35 percent from the field for the game, their … [Read more...]

Molson helping Griffs accomplish big things

By Sam Brouwere Senior Sports Reporter Freshman guard Takal Molson has been a vital member of the Griffs men’s basketball team as he was just named the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the third time, but this has come by way of hard work. Molson played on the St. Mary’s of Lancaster basketball team for the 2015-16 season. During that … [Read more...]

Niagara’s three-headed monster harms Griffs

    By Nolan Hopkins Assistant Sports Editor The men’s basketball team suffered a 16-point loss to the Niagara Purple Eagles, 105-89, at the Koessler Athletic Center on Jan. 27. The Griffs sprinted out to a 9-2 lead in the first four minutes, with senior forward Jermaine Crumpton adding in seven early points. After a … [Read more...]

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