The Nworas are both first-time members of the Nigerian Olympic men’s basketball team – Alex is associate head coach; Jordan is a guard.
The University at Buffalo men's basketball team announced Friday that Tyrone Perry, a transfer from Fordham, will join the Bulls this fall.
No. 6-seeded Canisius succumbed to a late run by No. 11 Rider, which erased an 11-point second-half deficit to defeat the Griffs 78-76.
Much will be different from last year, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced the MAAC to cancel its tournament after two days.
Of the seven active men’s and women’s Division I basketball programs in Western New York only five have reached the 13-game threshold to qualify for NCAA Tournament consideration.
The men’s team is set to host Quinnipiac at 1 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Koessler Athletic Center, and the women are scheduled to play at Manhattan at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Golden Griffins’ season opener Friday at Koessler Athletic Center became a fruitful test run.
Canisius is scheduled to open its season with a two-game series at 7 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Saturday against Marist at the Koessler Athletic Center.
Eight months after the NCAA called off the national championship tournament because of the Covid-19 pandemic, no one can project exactly how this season will unfold, or if it will unfold.
The Canisius athletic department was informed Thursday that a Tier 1 member of the men’s basketball program tested positive.
Niagara University's practice was suspended after a Covid-19 outbreak struck campus last week.
Jacco Fritz scored a layup with a pass from Malik Johnson with 0.8 second left to play to give Canisius an 83-81 victory against Bucknell on Saturday in the Golden Griffins’ home opener at Koessler Athletic Center. The win for the Griffs (1-2) maintained their perfect record against the Bison. Canisius is 8-0 against Bucknell in a rivalry that began
When the NCAA moved the 3-point line back a foot for the 2008-09 season, it didn’t discourage shooting from behind the arc for
Canisius has won four of six games despite the absence of one of its best players, enough to claim sole possession of first place in the conference with four games remaining in the regular
Canisius will become the fourth Big 4 team in the last 15 years to face the defending national champion when it opens play in the AdvoCare Invitational against Villanova on Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Game time is 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2. The Golden Griffins were involved in one of those previous meetings – an 87-70 loss at
Among those five teams is national champion Villanova in a Thanksgiving Day matchup previously unveiled as part of the Advocare
Before he became the “Wizard of Westwood” and won 10 national championships coaching basketball at UCLA, John Wooden found inspiration from watching how another coaching legend, Frank Leahy, ran his Notre Dame football practice. “I thought my basketball practices were well-organized and efficient. After observing Coach Leahy’s practice, I realized more work was needed,” Wooden said in the book
Before the season the Big 4 men’s basketball coaches were asked whether the NCAA Tournament should be expanded. The majority responded in the affirmative – and they could have an opportunity to get their wish. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Atlantic Coast Conference will propose expanding the tournament field from 68 to 72 teams via “the idea
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
Witherspoon recalled something his father used to say in their Amherst home to give perspective on the Griffs’
If you haven’t seen Jermaine Crumpton in a year, you’d barely recognize him. Canisius men’s basketball’s star forward trimmed down by 30 pounds in the offseason, a stark change in such a short time span. With the muscle needed to play big man minutes at the Division I level, it’s about as much as he could lose. “A lot
Canisius won its second consecutive game at the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase in Stockton, Calif., beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-58, late Saturday night. On Friday, Canisius outlasted Texas State, 68-62. Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Isaiah Reese and Takal Molson each scored 19 points for the Golden Griffins (3-3), and the Canisius shot 55.8 percent from the field. Reese was 7-for-10 from
Isaiah Reese had 14 of his team-high 16 points in the second half as Canisius earned a 68-62 victory against Texas State on Friday night in the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase at Pacific’s Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif. Canisius (2-3) shot 68.2 percent in the second half of the school’s first game in the state of California since