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Canisius Overcomes Slow Start For 94-79 Win Against Monmouth

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Isaiah Reese (22 points, 7 rebounds) was one of five players to reach double figures for Canisius on Sunday in their 15-point win over Monmouth. (Source: Canisius Athletics) (Header: Canisius Athletics)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — It’s not how you start, but how you finish.

For the Canisius Golden Griffins, that was the case on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Griffins were able to overcome a slow start in the first half, and they pulled away in the second frame for a 94-79 win over the Monmouth Hawks to improve to 5-1 in MAAC play.

With the brief exception of a pair of two-point leads in the first four-plus minutes, Canisius trailed for the majority of the first half. Monmouth used a 13-0 run to push their lead to double-figures, and they would lead by as many as 13 points in the first half, which they did on two occasions.

The Golden Griffins got back to within two points by the break, and carried their momentum into the second half where took control of the game. With 17:59 to play, forward Jermaine Crumpton threw down a dunk to put the home side ahead by a point, and they wouldn’t relinquish the lead the rest of the way. Continue reading Canisius Overcomes Slow Start For 94-79 Win Against Monmouth

Monmouth Visits Canisius for a Sunday Afternoon Showdown in Buffalo

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Micah Seaborn and the Monmouth Hawks, losers of three of their past four games, pay a visit to Buffalo for a Sunday afternoon MAAC showdown with Canisius. (Source: Asbury Park Press) (Header: Canisius Athletics)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — All eyes will be on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Sunday.

Sunday afternoon kicks off with a pair of 4-1 teams squaring off, as the Rider Broncs take on the Iona Gaels in a match-up of two teams tied atop the conference standings. The team that wins will have a leg up on the other, and it could go a long way in determining the eventual regular season champion.

Then, in Buffalo, the Canisius Golden Griffins welcome the Monmouth Hawks to town in another intriguing match-up. Canisius is the third team sitting at 4-1 in MAAC play, while the Hawks find themselves in unfamiliar territory this season after a strong previous two seasons.

Canisius will look to keep pace with both Iona and Rider atop the conference standings, as a win would keep them in a two-way tie for top spot. Monmouth will be looking to get back on the right track, so you can bet that they’ll throw everything they have at the Golden Griffins on their home floor.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of the Hawks and Golden Griffins squaring off on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading Monmouth Visits Canisius for a Sunday Afternoon Showdown in Buffalo

Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Dartmouth Big Green

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Notre Dame fell to the Indiana Hoosiers in their last outing, 80-77. (Source: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

SOUTH BEND, In. — After a three point loss to the Indiana Hoosiers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will have to shift gears quickly to Dartmouth, as the Big Green are traveling to South Bend for a Tuesday night match-up inside Purcell Pavilion.

This will be the sixth meeting between the Irish and the Big Green, with Notre Dame holding a 5-0 lead. These two teams last met back in 2011, when the Irish rolled past the Big Green, 65-47.

Per ESPN, Notre Dame has a 97% chance to win this game against Dartmouth, but the Fighting Irish cannot afford to take the Ivy League school lightly. The Irish should have blown out Indiana, as they were the better team, but they continued to let them back in it. Notre Dame can’t afford to let any of their opponents back in it, regardless of how weak they may seem.

After the struggles they have had in their last few non-conference games, Notre Dame must give the same attention to the Big Green as they would teams like the Duke Blue Devils.

Continue reading Notre Dame Basketball: Previewing the Dartmouth Big Green

College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Isaiah Reese, Canisius Golden Griffins

Isaiah Reese recorded the first triple-double in the 114-year history of Canisius men’s basketball on Saturday against Youngstown State. (Header: Canisius Athletics)

CANMORE, Alta. — It’s one thing to notch your first win of the year in your home opener. It’s another to do something that nobody else has done in program history in the same game.

That’s the scenario that played out for Isaiah Reese during the home opener for the Canisius Golden Griffins on Saturday.

Canisius came into the week on the heels of a loss in their season opener.  They had one game on the road to open the week, and then closed the game with their home opener on Saturday against the Youngstown State Penguins. Reese put his name in the history books for the Golden Griffins, while also leading the team to their first win of the season.

For the first time in the 114-year history of men’s basketball at Canisius College, a triple-double was recorded.

For his efforts over the past week, a stretch that saw the Golden Griffins earn a split with a historic performance, Golden Griffins’ sophomore Isaiah Reese has been selected as the College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week for November 13-19, 2017!

Reese received a commanding 86% of the fan vote in our weekly Twitter poll. He beat out Tre’Shaun Fletcher (Toledo), Chima Moneke (UC Davis), and Jahad Thomas (UMass-Lowell) for the weekly honour. Continue reading College Court Report Fan-Voted Player of the Week: Isaiah Reese, Canisius Golden Griffins

Career-high 26 points from Perkins leads Buffalo past Canisius, 80-75

CJ Massinburg (5) was limited to just eight points in Buffalo’s season opening victory over instate rival Canisius. (Source: Buffalo Athletics)

BUFFALO, NY — There’s nothing quite like a crosstown rivalry game to tip off the 2017-18 regular season.

Saturday afternoon, the Canisius Golden Griffins and Buffalo Bulls went head-to-head in a Big Four rivalry game. With both schools located in the city of Buffalo, bragging rights between the two student bodies were also on the line.

Heading into the season, Buffalo was projected by many to contend for a MAC title. The Bulls return an experienced roster, led by forward Nick Perkins and guard CJ Massinburg, and they added guard Jeremy Harris, who was the second-ranked JUCO player in the country a season ago.

Canisius, on the other hand, was considered to be a middle-of-the-pack team in the MAAC. They do, however, return arguably the best young back court in the MAAC, with sophomores Isaiah Reese, Malik Johnson, and Spencer Foley all ready to take starring roles with the team.

On Saturday, only one team could come away victorious. The game was knotted up at 73-all with 3:15 to play. The Bulls closed the game on a 7-2 run over the final three-plus minutes, notching their first win of the season with an 80-75 victory in the process. Continue reading Career-high 26 points from Perkins leads Buffalo past Canisius, 80-75

4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Sweet 16 Results

We had an all-Buffalo match-up in the Sweet 16, as Buffalo’s Victor E. Bull took on Canisius’ Petey Griffin. Who would come out on top? (Source: Raj Mehta – USA Today Sports)

CANMORE, Alta. — Twenty-five days.

As of Monday, October 16th, we are exactly 25 days away from the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season. Teams are in full practice mode now, trying to fine tune their approach before games kick off on November 10th.

But, before then, there’s still an award that needs to be handed out.

The 4th Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge is down to the Elite Eight after another intense week of voting. Two powerhouse mascots continued to roll, while two of the match-ups had a bit of extra incentive for the schools involved.

Take a look below to see who has advanced to the Elite Eight! Continue reading 4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Sweet 16 Results