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NCAA Game Summary - Canisius at Siena



(Sunday, February 16th)

Final Score: Canisius 92, Siena 88 (3OT)

Albany, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Billy Baron exploded for 40 points and 10 rebounds as he helped lead the Canisius Golden Griffins to a 92-88 triple- overtime victory against the Siena Saints in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest at the Times Union Center.

Baron, who also handed out five assists and made a couple of steals, shot an impressive 18-of-19 at the free-throw line, but was only 2-of-12 behind the 3- point line for the Golden Griffins (18-9, 12-4 MAAC) as they posted their second straight win. Chris Perez accounted for 25 points and Jordan Heath 11 before fouling out for the visitors.

The Saints (11-16, 7-9) were led by Rob Poole who produced 33 points, shooting 11-of-18 from the floor, including 6-of-11 behind the 3-point line. Brett Bisping and Ryan Oliver chipped in 16 and 12 points, respectively, the former pulling down a team-best nine rebounds, while Marquis Wright logged a double- double with 10 points and 11 assists.

Canisius made a total of just eight field goals in the first half, shooting a woeful 1-of-10 behind the 3-point line in the frame, yet the visitors trailed by just five at the break, 32-27.

In the second half the Griffs improved to 60.0 percent from the floor, but it was free-throw shooting down the stretch that sent the meeting to overtime knotted at 68-68.

During the first extra session Perez connected on a couple at the charity stripe with 1:38 remaining to again lock up the score at 73-73, but from there both sides failed to break through, requiring a second overtime period.

A 3-pointer by Perez with 1:36 to play gave the visitors a 78-77 edge and a Heath layup in the final minute moved the advantage to three points, but 20 seconds later Poole knocked down a 3-pointer to make the score 80-80. Perez had a chance to win the game in the waning moments but missed converting a long-range attempt.

Trailing by a point, 88-87, with less than a minute on the clock in the third and final overtime, Baron took over with a layup and three successful free throws to give the win to Canisius.

The Golden Griffins shot only 5-of-25 from three-point range on the day, but outscored Siena at the free-throw line, 33-21, and forced the host into 21 turnovers.

02/16 17:18:41 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
11th
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
3rd
PIT 0
CAR 3
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
6th
BAL 4
TAM 4
 
9th
NYM 1
ATL 3
 
4th
CWS 1
CLE 1
 
4th
KAN 2
MIN 3
 
4th
HOU 0
TEX 2
 
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ANA
OAK
4th
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
 
3rd
LAMON 10
WAKE 10
 
2nd
MISS 7
BSU 3
 
2nd
TULSA 7
TULA 14
 
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WASU
RUTG
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VANDY
TEMPL
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WEBER
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
3rd
BUF 0
DET 20
 
4th
CIN 28
IND 0
 
3rd
GBP 27
KAN 7
 
4th
PHI 16
NYJ 7
 
4th
MIA 7
STL 13
 
3rd
PIT 0
CAR 3
 
3rd
NYG 10
NEP 10
 
3rd
TAM 0
WAS 10
 
2nd
NOS 10
BAL 16
 
2nd
CLE 14
CHI 13
 
2nd
DAL 3
DEN 7
 
2nd
TEN 0
MIN 13
 
2nd
HOU 6
SFX 0
 
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SEA
11th
NOR 3
DUR 5