Men's Basketball Concludes Western N.Y. Road Trip With 7 P.M. Tip At Canisius
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Marist men's basketball team (4-10, 1-2 MAAC) will wrap up its annual trip to Western New York with a conference game at the Koessler Athletic Center on Saturday night versus Canisius (9-5, 2-1 MAAC). Tip-off between the Red Foxes and Golden Griffins is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Marist vs. Canisius ...
This will be the 37th matchup between the Red Foxes and the Golden Griffins.
Marist is 15-21 all-time versus Canisius.
In their last 10 matchups, Canisius holds a 8-2 advantage.
Dec. 9, 2012 at Marist, L, 94-82
Feb. 4, 2012 at Marist, W, 80-69
Jan. 13, 2012 at Canisius, L, 67-57
Feb. 4, 2011 at Canisius, L, 75-60
Dec. 5, 2010, at Marist, W, 74-64
Mar. 5, 2010, at MAAC, L, 72-54
Feb. 12, 2010, at Canisius, L, 71-56
Jan. 9, 2010, at Marist, L, 72-57
Feb. 27, 2009, at Canisius, L, 75-49
Jan. 23, 2009, at Marist, L, 79-70
Red Foxes & Golden Griffins, December 9, 2012 ...
In an early season battle for a 2-0 mark in MAAC play, hot shooting from beyond the arch by Canisius upended Marist, 94-82.
Devin Price spearheaded the Red Foxes' second half comeback attempt with a team-high of 25 points.
Up by a five point margin at 23-18 with 7:06 left to play in the half and the Golden Griffins extended their lead to 19 with a 20-6 run over the next 5:55.
Faced with a 22-point deficit early on in the second period, the Red Foxes would rattle off 10 unanswered points to bring the contest to within 12 by the 16:38 mark in the action.
The lead would range between 17 and 11 and back up to 17 over the next seven minutes of play. Timely outside shooting by the Golden Griffins seemed to quell any mini-run.
Marist's final attempt to get back into the game came in the final five minutes of the second period. After two made free throws by Isaiah Morton at 4:46 brought the score to 80-64, the Red Foxes continued to cut into Canisius' lead at a 16-8 rate.
With the score 88-80 with 1:49 left, the Golden Griffins held on by scoring six of the game's final eight points.
Last Time Out ... Jan. 3 at Niagara ...
Marist lost at Niagara, 94-72, in a MAAC game on Thursday evening at the Gallagher Center. An ice-cold start to the game put the Red Foxes in a deficit that they would never be able to overcome versus a high-scoring Purple Eagle squad.
Niagara scored the game's first 13 points as Marist was scoreless until the 12:49 mark of when Eric Truog hit a layup.
A 5-0 run from 7:50 to 6:56 was the largest scoring run for Marist in the opening period as they carved a 13-point lead down to eight at 26-18.
Niagara would close the final portion of the half by a 25-12 margin to take a 51-30 lead into the locker room.
The Red Foxes' best span of play in the second period was an 18-7 run from 5:02 to 1:24 to shave 11 points off of the Purple Eagles' lead. Kemp scored seven points during this stretch.
For the game, Niagara outshot Marist 52.2 (35-67) to 43.5 (27-62) on the way to the 94-72 victory.
Chavaughn Lewis led the Red Foxes with 17 points. He shot 8-for-12 from the field, added five rebounds and five asts.
Carter had 11 points and six rebounds off of the bench, while Adam Kemp just missed a double-double with 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Isaiah Morton had six points and a career-high eight assists.
Scouting Canisius ...
The Golden Griffins come into Saturday's contest on a mini-skid having lost their last two games, a 83-78 road game at Detroit and a 66-45 home game versus Fairfield on Thursday evening.
They are led by two-time MAAC Player of the Week, Billy Baron, who averages 17.5 points and 5.1 assists per game. Harold Washington (13.6 ppg) and Isaac Sosa (11.1 ppg) join Baron as double-figure scorers. Power forward Chris Manhertz is second in the MAAC with 8.3 rebounds per game.