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Immediate reactions: Notre Dame 87, Canisius 81 (OT)

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In most major sports, the subject of refereeing is taboo—casting blame on the officials is considered a feeble excuse to mask inferior play, but after Canisius’ 87-81 overtime loss on the road at Notre Dame, second-guessing was king.

The point…

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Tsuj’s Ten: The day after Canisius toppled UB

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If you’re a local college basketball fan, you’ve probably heard about Canisius’ wild 26-4 run to close out a 69-55 win over the University at Buffalo Bulls.…

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Local college hoops to return to First Niagara Center

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Dec. 11 will be a special day for Western New York college basketball fans.

The season’s non-conference slate will be in full swing, and the pinnacle will be Canisius against the University at Buffalo at the First Niagara Center, a

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Bright future: Canisius basketball recruits bag local honors

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After an exceptional program turnaround in 2012-13, the Canisius College Griffins men’s basketball team learned some good news this weekend, as local recruits Adam Weir and Jermaine Crumpton snagged two of the Buffalo News’ highest honors.

Weir…

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‘Colt’ tramples Griffs in CIT quarterfinals

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It took a magical performance from Evansville’s Colt Ryan to end the Canisius Griffins’ postseason run to the quarterfinals of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

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Canisius to battle Youngstown State in CIT’s Sweet 16

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Here’s a sentence we haven’t heard in over a decade: Canisius men’s basketball is one victory away from a 20-win season.

Jim Baron’s Griffs (19-13) take to the road for a second-round…

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Griffs flummox Phoenix in battle of mythological creatures

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Don’t tell the Canisius Griffins that the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) is a third-tier basketball tournament.

Even though Canisius is playing…

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Is Buffalo college hoops content with falling just short? - OPINION

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All Buffalo basketball players should handle defeat like Canisius’ Billy Baron and UB’s Javon McCrea.

After any Canisius or UB loss this year, Baron and McCrea approached the media identically. Walking into post-game press conferences, their expressions…

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MAAC Tournament: Fouls, rebounding doom Griffs

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Reality sank in as four Canisius Griffins approached the press conference podium following the 89-85 loss to Iona in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference quarterfinals, a…

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Former Canisius coach Parrotta chimes in on Griffs success - INTERVIEW

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Canisius head coach Jim Baron and his son, the Griffs’ star point guard Billy, have deserved their national…

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Griffs lose control against Broncs on Canisius’ Senior Day

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As the regular season drew to a close with a heartbreaking loss—the Canisius Griffins will have to regroup before entering the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament. The Rider Broncs were sneaky in their come-from-behind win—quietly dominating…

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Griffs grab rivalry revenge against Niagara

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Billy Baron isn’t too old to take advice from his family. His dad, Canisius head coach Jim Baron, sat him down late in the week for a film session and advised him to be more aggressive. His brother, Jimmy, a professional basketball player in Russia, reminded…

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ESPN Bracketbusters plop Canisius, Niagara on ESPN3

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When the final slate of ESPN BracketBusters match-ups were announced Monday evening, Canisius and Niagara learned their out-of-conference foes and the exposure that they’d receive from these late-season litmus tests.

Although conference realignment has…

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Three-point barrage propels Griffs past Gaels

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Live by the three, die by the three—a long-range shootout between Canisius and Iona decided the game as the Golden Griffins won in thrilling fashion.

Billy Baron had a game-high 23 points leading Canisius over Iona 77-74 in front of a packed house at…

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Purple Eagles wrench victory from Griffs’ grasp

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Billy Baron’s teammates mobbed him in the corner by a small section of visiting Niagara students. Baron’s expression, a mixture of joy and shock, is tough to erase from memory. Kevin Bleeker, red-shirting in his second year at Canisius, leaped around…

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