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Chicago Bulls Sign 4th Highest Scorer in NCAA for 2013

Posted to Chicago BullsThe Chicago Bulls have signed Billy Baron, a talented player that is expected to compete for a roster spot in the Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, July 11-21. Baron was a stand-out player at Canisius College finishing in the top 5 in the NCAA in scoring, along with a few other feathers in his cap. Baron played two seasons for the Griffs. It was the...
Via Sports Mockery
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No big names, but Utah Jazz like what they see from draft hopefuls Monday

As has been the case with the Utah Jazz’s first four pre-draft workouts, none of the six players who participated in Monday’s tryout session will be picked by the team in the first round of the NBA draft on June 26. And certainly not with the fifth pick the Jazz own. Jazz vice president of player personnel Walt Perrin added, "not at 23, possibly at 35." But Utah...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2013-14 Mid-Major All-America Teams

First Team Photo: Andy Lyons / Getty Images Fred VanVleet, Wichita State—11.6 ppg, 5.4 apg, 1.9 spg VanVleet won MVC Player of the Year and was one of the nation’s best point guards this season, regardless of conference-level. The sophomore was a phenomenal distributor and seemed to score at will when the shot clock was winding down. Though he struggled to score in Wichita State’s...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Baron Headlines MAAC Awards

Billy Baron of Canisius has been named MAAC Player of the Year. Baron was joined on the All-MAAC First Team by Sean Armand, Ike Azotam, George Beamon and A.J. English III. On the All-MAAC Second Team is Rhamel Brown, Ousmane Drame, David Laury, Chavaughn Lewis, Antoine Mason and Danny Stewart. Brown was also named Defensive Player of the Year.
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

One Bid League Tournament Preview Explosion

Hello, friends. As some of you may know, I moonlight on the site Run the Floor. Since conference tournament play is starting, I figured I would give a little taste what I do over there. Be sure to check it out. There are some fine writers. Enjoy. We got a little taste of conference tournament play when Cornell and Lafayette advanced in the Patriot League tournament. As someone...
Via Bearcats Blog
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius powers past Fairfield in 90-78 win

Billy Baron scored 22 points and Zach Lewis added 21 more to propel Canisius to a 90-78 comeback win over Fairfield on Saturday. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the first half, Canisius (19-10, 13-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) closed the gap with a 14-2 run that stretched into the second half and tied the game at 47 on a dunk by Chris Manhertz with 16:49 to play. The...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius edges Siena 92-88 in triple OT

Billy Baron scored a career-high 40 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and fueled the go-ahead run in triple overtime to lead Canisius to a 92-88 win over Siena on Sunday. Coming from behind to force all three OT periods, Canisius (17-9, 11-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) took control in the final overtime session with back-to-back jumpers from Baron, who also sank a layup and pumped...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Baron, Canisius top Niagara 71-65

Billy Baron scored 34 points and Canisius rallied in the second half to edge Niagara 71-65 Friday night. With the game tied at 63, Chris Perez drove the lane and finished with 57 seconds to play for a 65-63 Canisius lead. Antoine Mason missed a 3 with 40 seconds remaining, and Baron closed the game by making 6 of 6 from the line to preserve the win. Down 37-32 at half, Canisius...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Manhattan tops Canisius 84-73

George Beamon scored 27 points to lead a hot-shooting offense as Manhattan topped Canisius 84-73 Friday. Manhattan (16-6, 9-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) shot 52 percent from the field and connected on 11 of 22 3-point attempts. The Jaspers' offense was on mark from the start, as Manhattan opened the game on a 15-1 spurt. Canisius (16-8, 10-3) cut the lead to 32-30...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball Conference Statistics

You may have noticed some new stats table on our college basketball site. We recently added conference-only statistics for players and teams, which you can find on both player pages and on our team season pages. We've made this available going back to the 2010-2011 seaon. And be sure to check out the conference rankings on the team pages, so you can easily find out, for example...
Via Sports-Reference
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius cruises past Fairfield 84-58

Billy Baron scored 17 points as Canisius cruised to an easy win over Fairfield 84-58 on Saturday. Fairfield (4-18, 1-10 Metro Atlantic) jumped out to a 7-0 lead, highlighted by Justin Jenkins' 3-pointer, as Canisius turned the ball over twice in the first 1:24. The Golden Griffins recovered though, as they tied the game at nine then used a 9-2 run later in the half to lead 33...
Via AP on Fox
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius downs Quinnipiac 86-74

Billy Baron scored 20 points Thursday and Zach Lewis added 17 as Canisius dominated Qunnipiac 86-74 to win its third straight game. Jordan Heath opened with a 3-pointer and Canisius (15-7, 9-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) jumped to an 18-6 lead, and then ripped an 11-2 run to lead 29-11. Evan Conti's layup with 56 seconds to play cut the lead to nine, and Quinnipiac trailed...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Barons Leading Canisius Resurgence

Playing for your father can be a curse and a blessing. You can be an extension of the coach on the floor but you could also be held to higher standards, making expectations insurmountable. Doug McDermott is certainly showing it to be a blessing to play and star for his father Gregg at Creighton. Doug is currently 2nd in the country in scoring at 24.3 points per game for the top-20...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Baron scores 38 pts; Canisius beats Marist 78-65

Billy Baron scored 38 points, tying a season-high, in leading Canisius to a 78-65 victory over Marist on Sunday. Baron entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in scoring (23.5 points per game). He was 12 of 23 from the field, made five 3-pointers and 9 of 10 free throws on the day. Chris Manhertz added 13 points and pulled down nine rebounds for Canisius (14-7, 8-2 Metro Atlantic...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius defeats Niagara 87-74

Billy Baron scored 31 points and Canisius defeated Niagara and its high-scoring guard, Antoine Mason, 87-74 on Wednesday night. Baron, ranked third in the nation at 23.1, went over 30 points for the fourth time this season and seventh time in his career. Chris Perez added 19 points and Chris Manhertz 14 points and 11 rebounds for his 11th career double-double for the Golden Griffins...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WHAT A FINISH: Two Treys In 10 Seconds Lift Monmouth Past Canisius

This was an unbelievable 10 seconds for Monmouth's Andrew Nicholas who nailed a pair of three point baskets to lead the Hawks to a 83-82 win over Canisius.Watch and enjoy.Thanks MonmouthHawks"We were very fortunate for Baron to miss that free throw," Nicholas said.  Canisius' Billy Baron is a 92 percent free throw shooter and missed the front end of the one and...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicholas, Monmouth heroics defeats Canisius 83-82

Andrew Nicholas hit a pair of 3-pointers in the final seconds and Monmouth reversed a large second half deficit in beating Canisius 83-82 on Sunday. Monmouth (9-10, 3-5 Metro Atlantic) trailed Canisius 82-77 with 14.4 seconds remaining when Nicholas hit his first long ball to make it 82-80. Monmouth immediately fouled Canisius and Billy Baron missed the front end of a 1-and-1 setting...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Baron's 29 lead Canisius to 85-83 win over Iona

Billy Baron scored 29 points and Canisius squandered a 20-point lead on Friday night, but battled past Iona 85-83. Iona had the ball with 18 seconds left and the scored tied at 83 when Baron intercepted a careless pass over the middle, drove the length of the court and drew a foul on his attempted layup. Baron made both free throws, and Sean Armand missed a last-second attempt...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius beats Monmouth (N.J.) 87-86

Billy Baron scored 26 points and Zach Lewis added 25 as Canisius beat Monmouth (N.J.) 87-67 on Sunday. Lewis, a freshman, scored a career-high after making seven 3-pointers for Canisius (11-6, 5-1 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). The Golden Griffins made 14 of 30 shots from behind the arc, including five by Baron. Lewis and Baron combined to make 15 of 26 shots, including 12...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Baron's 38 leads Canisius past Rider, 94-91 in 2OT

Billy Baron scored a career-high 38 points, including 10 in the decisive second overtime period, to lift Canisius to a 94-91 victory over Rider Friday night. The senior son of second-year Canisius coach Jim Baron scored 26 points in the final 17 minutes of the game, pumping in 11 points in the final 6:32 of regulation and five in the first overtime. Rider's Zedric Sadler had...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Draft Corner – Week 8

Send to Kindle Conference play is not only important for the obvious road to the NCAA Tournament reasons, but it is also important when evaluating players for the NBA Draft. Watching how young players react as the season moves into February can tell a lot about their ability to grind when things aren’t going well, while with experienced players, it is a chance to see how they react...
Via College Chalktalk
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Canisius defeats St. Peter's 67-63

Billy Baron scored 25 points as Canisius held on to an early lead to defeat St. Peter's 67-63 Saturday. Chris Manhertz had 12 points with seven rebounds for the Golden Griffins (9-5). Chris Perez scored 11 points with four rebounds and Zach Lewis came off the bench to add eight points. Canisius hit 44.4 percent from the field and 90 percent from the line. Perez hit a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Atkins with 30, Notre Dame beats Canisius 87-81 OT

Playing without its leading scorer, Notre Dame got a career day from Eric Atkins, who scored a career-best 30 points to lead the Irish to an 87-81 overtime win Sunday over Canisius. It has been a rough week for the Irish (9-4), who lost an 8-point lead against No. 3 Ohio State, then senior Jerian Grant to an academic violation, and sophomore reserve Cameron Biedscheid to transfer...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Canisius defeats Lamar 87-74

Billy Baron scored 16 points with seven assists and six rebounds, leading five players in double figures, as Canisius defeated Lamar 87-74 on Saturday. Jordan Heath also had 16 points, Chris Perez had 14 and both Chris Manhertz and Zach Lewis posted 10 for the Golden Griffins (8-4). Canisius was 46.8 percent from the field, 73 percent from the line and 50 percent from 3-point range...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Baron lifts Canisius past Holy Cross 83-73

Billy Baron had a season-high 31 points with nine rebounds and five assists to propel Canisius past Holy Cross 83-73 Monday night. The Griffins (7-4) were clinging to a two-point lead midway through the second half when Chris Manhertz converted a three-point play and Baron hit a 3-pointer to give some breathing room. Holy Cross (5-5) wouldn't go away easily as Anthony Thompson...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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