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Marist Aims For Fifth Straight Win In Monday Night Tilt vs. Canisius

Courtesy: Marist Athletics
         
Release: January 05, 2014
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- The Marist men's basketball team will try to equal its largest winning streak in six years when it hosts Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) foe Canisius on Monday at McCann Arena. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.

The Red Foxes (4-9 overall, 1-2 MAAC) will be trying to win their fifth straight game. In its last outing on Thursday, Marist earned a 75-56 home win over Fairfield. The Red Foxes led wire-to-wire, and had four double-digit scorers, led by red-shirt freshman guard Khallid Hart with 15 points.

Marist is being led in scoring this season by junior swingman Chavaughn Lewis, who is averaging 16.5 points per game. Senior center Adam Kemp is averaging a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game.

Canisius (9-5, 3-0) earned a 67-63 conference win at Saint Peter's in its most recent game on Saturday. The Golden Griffins are led by point guard Billy Baron, who is averaging 21.3 points per game while shooting .424 from three-point range and .926 from the free-throw line. Baron was selected MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.

This will be the 38th all-time meeting between the schools, with Canisius holding a 22-15 advantage in the series.

Dean Darling (play-by-play) and Ed Weir (color) will have the call on WKIP 1450 AM, the Red Fox Network and iHeartRadio beginning at 6:45. A video stream will be available on the Red Fox Network and MAAC.tv for a subscription fee. For live game updates, follow the official Twitter account of Marist Athletics, @MaristAthletics.

Monday night's contest closes out a four-game homestand for the Red Foxes. They will return to action on Friday, when they travel to MAAC rival Siena for their first road game since Dec. 15.

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