NCAA Basketball

Canisius Golden Griffins (11-21)


Fri. 2/25 Sun. 2/27 Thu. 3/3 Sat. 3/5 Tue. 3/8
@ Iona 
L 65-72
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@ Quinni 
W 72-67
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vs. Marist 
W 78-67
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vs. Siena 
W 67-64
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@ Fair 
L 50-72
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Cruz leads Fairfield over Canisius 72-50 in MAAC tourney

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Jesus Cruz tossed in 19 points and Fairfield rolled to a 72-50 victory over Canisius in the first round of the Metro Atlantic Conference tournament on Tuesday night.

Taj Benning had 15 points for the Stags (15-17). Caleb Green added 10 points and six assists. Supreme Cook had nine rebounds.

Akrum Ahemed topped the Golden Grifins (11-21) with nine poitns. Armon Harried had six rebounds and three blocks, but he made just 3 of 14 shots and scored six. Xzavier Long added five points and 10 rebounds.

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Leaders
Points: A. Harried11.2
Rebounds: J. Fritz5.3
Assists: A. Fofana3.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: No qualifiers
3P%: J. Henderson33.0%
Steals: A. Fofana1.2
Blocks: A. Harried0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Metro Atlantic Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Iona 17-3 25-8
Saint Peter's 14-6 22-12
Siena 12-8 15-14
Monmouth 11-9 21-13
Marist 9-11 14-16
Niagara 9-11 14-16
Manhattan 8-12 15-15
Fairfield 8-12 15-18
Rider 8-12 14-19
Quinnipiac 7-13 14-17
Canisius 7-13 11-21
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 68.5 (244)
Rebounds: 11.1 (86)
Assists: 13.0 (175)
FG%: 40.0% (341)
FT%: 69.3% (262)
3P%: 30.6% (318)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 71.5 (245)
Rebounds: 24.3 (253)
Assists: 13.1 (214)
FG%: 46.0% (315)
FT%: 72.7% (250)
3P%: 30.7% (40)
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