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Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon knows running a college basketball team is as much a mental battle as it is a tactical one. His team beat the Fairfield Stags Monday night at the Koessler Athletic Center by a lopsided final score, 81-63. It wasn't always that distant though, as the teams played a back-and-forth first 20 minutes and entered the halftime break tied at 43…

Canisius men’s basketball is entering Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a two-game win streak after defeating Robert Morris, 76-62, in Pittsburgh. Isaiah Reese led the Golden Griffins with 18 points on 8 for 14 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Malik Johnson scored 13 points, while Selvedin Planincic tied a career-high for scoring wit…

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Niagara’s swarming defense was too much for Cleveland State on the Vikings’ final possession. The Purple Eagles forced the Vikings into a contested shot, which Marvin Prochet blocked emphatically to seal a 79-77 victory. Niagara’s powerful duo of Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, the No. 1 scoring duo in Division I basketball, led the way as usual. Dukes scored a team-high 2…

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University at Buffalo forward Nick Perkins carries plenty of weight on his shoulders. After winning the MAC Sixth Man of the Year last season, he's expected to move to a full-time starting role and excel. That's not just a standard his coach put on him, but all the coaches in the MAC. The Ypsilanti, Mich., native is one of two Bulls picked to the Preseason MAC East firs…

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Team: Canisius Golden Griffins Affiliation: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach: Reggie Witherspoon, 2nd year (18-16) Last year: 18-16, 10-10 (6th) Reggie Witherspoon did an admirable job in his first season as Canisius's head coach, leading the Golden Griffins to a winning record and a 10-10 mark in the MAAC. As is often the case though with the start of …