Canisius hires Reggie Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Reggie Witherspoon is returning home to Buffalo to coach the Canisius College basketball team. He signed a five-year contract and replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday. ''Reggie brings with him a proven track record of building strong basketball teams and developing young men,'' athletic director Bill Maher said...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

AP source: Canisius hires Witherspoon as basketball coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Canisius College has hired Alabama assistant Reggie Witherspoon as its basketball coach. A news conference is scheduled for Tuesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Saturday because the school has not announced the hiring. Witherspoon replaces Jim Baron, who retired May 20. ...
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May 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius head coach Jim Baron set to retire

The Canisius Golden Griffins men’s basketball team will have to begin a search for a new head coach. On Friday, longtime NCAA basketball coach Jim Baron announced his plans to call it a career. With Baron on the outs, associate head coach Pat Clarke is expected to assume the rule of interim coach. BREAKING: A source tells me #Canisius head men's basketball coach Jim Baron is...
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May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius eliminates Niagara 102-97 in 3OT behind Valenti

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored a career high 33 points as Canisius outlasted Niagara 102-97 in triple overtime in a first-round game in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament Thursday night. Canisius advances to play Iona in the quarterfinals Friday. Valenti made two free throws with 1:04 left in the third overtime to give Canisius (14-18) the lead for good...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius holds off late Niagara run in 65-60 win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti and Malcolm McMillan each scored 14 points, and Kevin Bleeker had nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks Thursday night to as Canisius held off Niagara 65-60. Kiefer Douse's jumper for Canisius made it 55-42 with 5:49 left to play, but the Purple Eagles used a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to 59-56 after a Matt Scott free...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Valenti scores 20 points in Canisius' 81-66 win over Marist

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored 20 points and had eight rebounds and Canisius pulled away in the second half to beat Marist 81-66 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Valenti was 7 of 15 from the field and made three 3-pointers for the Golden Griffins (12-17, 7-11 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who 50 percent. Kassius Robertson was 8 of 11 for 19 points...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Nelson, Johnson help Fairfield edge Canisius 74-71

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Tyler Nelson scored 22 points and Coleman Johnson hit three critical free throws and Fairfield held off Canisius 74-71 on Thursday night. Kassius Robertson got a friendly bounce on a 3-pointer with 1:01 to play to pull Canisius within 70-69. Johnson, who was 9 of 14 from the line this season, was fouled as the shot clock wound down and he made 1 of 2 free throws...
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February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Robertson scores 19 to lead Canisius past Rider 67-61

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Kassius Robertson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Canisius hold off Rider 67-61 on Sunday. Robertson scored seven points during Canisius' 11-0 run for a 30-23 lead and the Golden Griffins led 34-30 at halftime. Rider opened the second half on a 7-2 run to take a 37-36 lead with 17:52 remaining but the Broncs did not score again until Xavier...
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February 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Much scores 30 as Iona defeats Canisius 84-66

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Deyshonee Much hit eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, both career highs, and A.J. English finished a rebound short of a triple-double to lead Iona to an 84-66 win over Canisius on Friday night. English had 10 points and a career-high 14 assists for the Gaels (13-9, 10-3 Metro Atlantic), who won their third straight. Jordan Washington added 13 points and...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

McMillan's 2nd half leads Canisius past rival Niagara 70-61

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) Malcolm McMillan had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists, Phil Valenti added 14 points and 11 rebounds and Canisius beat longtime rival Niagara 70-61 Friday night. Valenti had 12 points in the first half as Canisius held a 32-30 lead. McMillan scored all but two of his points in the second half, including 8-of-8 shooting from the stripe in the final...
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January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Crumpton has 17; Canisius pulls away from Quinnipiac 63-53

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Jermaine Crumpton scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Canisius pulled away late to defeat Quinnipiac 63-53 on Sunday. Aryon Hutton knocked down a 3-pointer to pull Quinnipiac, which trailed 51-40 with 8:15 remaining, within 54-53 with 2:32 to play. From there, the Bobcats missed their last six shots and had a turnover. Chris Atkinson hit a 3-pointer...
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January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Valenti, Canisius escape Manhattan with 65-62 win

NEW YORK (AP) Phil Valenti made the go-ahead free throws for Canisius with 14.4 seconds left and blocked Zane Waterman in the final seconds to clinch a 65-62 win over Manhattan on Friday night. Valenti finished with a career-high 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting. His pair of free throws gave the Golden Griffins (8-10, 3-4 Metro Atlantic) a 63-62 lead. Manhattan called timeout with...
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January 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Dartmouth beats Canisius 80-69

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) Evan Boudreaux scored 19 points and Dartmouth beat Canisius 80-69 Tuesday night. Boudreaux had six rebounds and four steals while hitting 10 of 12 free throws, including four straight after Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton was called for two technicals. The four free throws put the Big Green (5-9) up 15, 62-47, with 8:14 to play. The Golden Griffins (7-10) got back...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Peter's hands Canisius a 3rd straight loss, 70-53

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Trevis Wyche came off the bench to score 16 points and distribute eight assists as St. Peter's handed Canisius its third-straight loss in Metro Atlantic play, 70-53 on Saturday. Wyche's layup with just under six minutes to play in the first half gave the Peacocks a 19-18 lead they never surrendered. St. Peter's held a nine-point lead, 29-20 at intermission and...
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January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius downs Marist 92-83

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) Kassius Robertson scored 27 points with 5 3-pointers and Canisius beat Marist 92-83 on Saturday night to win its fourth straight. Chris Atkinson scored 15 points, Malcom McMillan added 14, and Phil Valenti and Jermaine Crumpton scored 12 apiece for the Golden Griffins (7-6, 2-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic). Leading 47-46 at halftime, Canisius pulled ahead...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Canisius beats Nicholls State 83-74 in Las Vegas tournament

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kassius Robertson scored 20 points and Jermaine Crumpton added 18, combining for 23 in the second half to lead Canisius to an 83-74 win over Nicholls State on Wednesday in the Continental Tires Las Vegas Classic. The pair combined for 9-of-13 shooting in the second half when the Griffins (6-6) shot 57 percent. Trailing 41-39 at halftime, Canisius caught the Colonels...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Lucky 11: Canisius ties NCAA mark for greatest last-minute comeback

Top-ranked Michigan State fended off Oakland in overtime to avoid a stunning upset. Second-ranked Kansas avenged a stunning loss at home two seasons ago with an easy win at San Diego State. And No. 5 Virginia took down California in Charlottesville with a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime.But the most notable Tuesday night game took place in Las Vegas. And the historical...
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December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

McMillan helps Canisius beat Louisiana-Monroe in 3OT

LAS VEGAS (AP) Malcolm McMillan scored eight of his 21 in the third and final overtime and Kassius Robertson had a career-high 28 points as Canisius rallied Tuesday for an improbable 108-96 win over Louisiana-Monroe at the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. ULM (5-6), which made 29 of 54 (54 percent) field goals in regulation, missed all six of its shots and committed four turnovers...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Canisius staves of BU, 84-68

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Phil Valenti scored 21 points, Malcolm McMillan added 20 points, and Canisius beat Boston University 84-68 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Kassius Robertson finished with 13 points and Jermaine Crumpton had 11 points for the Golden Griffins (4-6), who won despite being outshot by the Terriers 52.2 percent to 39 percent. However, Canisius grabbed...
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December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Boyette leads No. 5 Texas women past Canisius, 92-62

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Imani Boyette had 15 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Texas beat Canisius 92-62 on Wednesday night. The 6-foot-7 Boyette was 7 of 9 from the field. Lashann Higgs and Brooke McCarty added 14 points apiece for the Longhorns (9-0), and McCarty had assists. Tiahana Mills led Canisius (6-3) with 13 points, and Margret Halfdanardottir had 11. The Longhorns took...
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December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State holds on to edge Canisius 84-77

KENT, Ohio (AP) Kellon Thomas scored 17 points as Kent State held on to edge Canisius 84-77 on Saturday. Jimmy Hall added 15 points and four rebounds for the Golden Flashes (7-2). Raasean Davis had 11 points and four rebounds and Chris Ortiz had 10 points and 10 rebounds. The team averaged 54.2 percent shooting from the field and had a 45-29 rebounding edge over Canisius. Kent...
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December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State turns back Canisius 81-67

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Brandon Taylor scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half and Penn State beat Canisius 81-67 on Thursday night. Taylor went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final minute to pad Penn State's lead in a game the Nittany Lions never trailed. Julian Moore scored 14 points and Payton Banks and Shep Garner each added 11 points for Penn State (6-3) to...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Canisius great Bob MacKinnon passes away

The Canisius Golden Griffins lost a special member of their family this week.Bob MacKinnon, a former Canisius College student-athlete, coach and athletic director, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 87. A member of the first induction class to Canisius’ Sports Hall of Fame in 1963 and a member of the Canisius graduating Class of 1950, MacKinnon was the head coach and...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

3 double-doubles carry Canisius past Fairfield 72-65

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Josiah Heath was one of three players with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, and Canisius defeated Fairfield 72-65. Kevin Bleeker had 15 points and 13 rebounds and Jamal Reynolds had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Griffins (16-13, 11-9 Metro Atlantic), who ended the regular season winning four of five games. The last time Canisius...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic Hockey Preview: Settling the seeds

This is the final weekend of the regular season in Atlantic Hockey, and as it stands, not one position between second and seventh place is set in stone. Canisius sits in second, but only one point above third-place Bentley, and will have a tough road test in the desperate Air Force Falcons. The Golden Griffins will most likely walk […] The post Atlantic Hockey Preview: Settling...
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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