Cani­sius takes Man­hat­tan

Over­time vic­tory puts Griffs in semis

The Buffalo News - - SPORTS - By Rachel Lenzi NEWS SPORTS RE­PORTER

AL­BANY – A 12-point deficit early in the se­cond half didn’t de­ter the Cani­sius men’s bas­ket­ball team. In­stead, it mo­ti­vated the Golden Griffins in the fi­nal min­utes of a 69-65 over­time win against Man­hat­tan in a MAAC Tour­na­ment quar­ter­fi­nal Fri­day at the Times Union Cen­ter.

The Griffs shot pre­cisely in the se­cond half, from the floor and at the free-throw line, and held Man­hat­tan to seven suc­cess­ful shots from the floor in the half.

Cani­sius

Robert Kirkham/Buf­falo News

UB’s Davonta Jor­dan races around BG’s Michael Laster dur­ing Fri­day’s reg­u­lar-sea­son fi­nale at Alumni Arena. UB won, 84-73.

Cindy Schultz/Spe­cial to The News

Cani­sius’ Malik John­son, right, looks to pass as Man­hat­tan’s Sam­son Usilo gets in his way.

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