Scores

Final

Iona 74

(14-9, 8-4 MAAC)

Canisius 77

(15-8, 8-4 MAAC)

7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2013

Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York

1 2 T
IONA 40 3474
CAN 38 3977

Top Performers

Iona: D. Laury 11 Pts, 16 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Canisius: B. Baron 23 Pts, 5 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Canisius 77, Iona 74

Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Billy Baron scored 23 points and Harold Washington added 13 as Canisius defeated Iona 77-74 Saturday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action.

The Golden Griffins (15-8, 8-4) prevailed with balanced scoring and late free throws.

Iona (14-9, 8-4), up 40-38 at halftime, got a career-high 18 points from Taaj Ridley. The Gaels outscored Canisius 40-10 on points in the paint, but they couldn't overcome the Golden Griffins' shooting and their own mistakes.

In a tight game throughout, Iona led 74-72 when Baron was fouled on a late 3-point attempt. Baron hit all three shots and Canisius led 75-74 with 0:58 left.

Iona committed turnovers on its final two possessions in the last 0:36. Jordan Heath and Isaac Sosa each hit a foul shot in the last 26 seconds.

Canisius hit 14 of 30 treys, Iona 9 of 14. Canisius outscored Iona 19-9 on free throws.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IONA
CAN
Points 74 77
FG Made-Attempted 29-73 (.397) 22-55 (.400)
3P Made-Attempted 7-29 (.241) 14-30 (.467)
FT Made-Attempted 9-14 (.643) 19-27 (.704)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 10

2012-13 Season

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Jan 13, 2013 @IONA 97, CAN 87Recap
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