Canisius College need to be ready to battle under the backboards tonight against Quinnipiac. Tipoff is 7 p.m. at the Koessler Athletic Center.
Quinnipiac leads the nation in rebounds per game (44.8) and rebounding margin (plus 13), and that’s no surprise. The Bobcats have led in the nation in offensive rebounds each of the past four years and in total rebounds the past two years. They led the nation in rebounding margin last year at plus 11.8. Quinnipiac’s 6-9 center, Ousmane Drame, is ninth in the nation in rebounds per game at 10.9. The surprising Griffs find themselves ahead of the Bobcats in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standing. Canisius was picked 10th, Quinnipiac fifth in the MAAC. Canisius is 11-8 and 6-4 in conference. Quinnipiac is 11-8 and 5-5.