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2013–14 Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team represented Canisius College during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Golden Griffins, led by second year head coach Jim Baron, played their home games at the Koessler Athletic Center and were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. They finished the season 21–13, 14–6 in MAAC play to finish in a tie for third place. They advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament where they lost to Iona. They were invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament where they lost in the first round to VMI.

2013–14 Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball
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CIT, First round
ConferenceMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference
2013–14 record21–13 (14–6 MAAC)
Head coachJim Baron (2nd season)
Assistant coachPat Clarke
Assistant coachFred Dupree
Assistant coachMike Mennenga
Home stadiumKoessler Athletic Center
Seasons
2013–14 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 17 3   .850     22 11   .667
Manhattan 15 5   .750     25 8   .758
Quinnipiac 14 6   .700     20 12   .625
Canisius 14 6   .700     21 13   .618
Siena 11 9   .550     20 18   .526
Saint Peter's 9 11   .450     14 17   .452
Rider 9 11   .450     14 17   .452
Marist 9 11   .450     12 19   .387
Monmouth 5 15   .250     11 21   .344
Fairfield 4 16   .200     7 25   .219
Niagara 3 17   .150     7 26   .212
2014 MAAC Tournament winner

RosterEdit

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Zach Lewis Guard 6–3 175 Freshman Windsor, Connecticut
2 Jermaine Crumpton Forward 6–6 220 Freshman Niagara Falls, New York
4 Jeremiah Williams Guard 5–11 165 Junior Grand Rapids, Michigan
5 Kassius Robertson Guard 6–3 169 Freshman Toronto, Ontario, Canada
11 Lou Dunbar Guard 6–3 170 Freshman Seabrook, Texas
12 Billy Baron Guard 6–2 195 Senior East Greenwich, Rhode Island
13 Chris Manhertz Forward 6–6 235 Senior The Bronx, New York
14 Kevin Bleeker Center 6–10 225 RS–Sophomore Alkmaar, Netherlands
22 Phil Valenti Forward 6–7 195 RS–Freshman Victor, New York
23 Chris Perez Guard 6–3 210 Senior Santiago, Dominican Republic
25 Adam Weir Guard 6–4 185 Freshman Tonawanda, New York
32 Dominique Raney Guard 6–4 180 RS–Sophomore Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
35 Jordan Heath Forward 6–10 240 Senior Rochester, New York
50 Josiah Heath Forward 6–9 230 Junior Rochester, New York

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
10/28/2013*
7:00 pm
Daemen W 102–84 
Koessler Athletic Center (1,581)
Buffalo, NY
11/06/2013*
7:00 pm
Mercyhurst W 64–49 
Koessler Athletic Center (1,130)
Buffalo, NY
Regular season
11/11/2013*
7:00 pm
South Dakota W 71–66  1–0
Koessler Athletic Center (1,579)
Buffalo, NY
11/16/2013*
7:00 pm
at St. Bonaventure L 64–86  1–1
Reilly Center (4,568)
St. Bonaventure, NY
11/18/2013*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
at Rutgers
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 51–66  1–2
The RAC (2,106)
Piscataway, NJ
11/19/2013*
5:00 pm
vs. Elon
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 86–85  2–2
The RAC (3,025)
Piscataway, NJ
11/25/2014*
5:00 pm
vs. Georgia State
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 79–71  3–2
Alumni Gym (844)
Elon, NC
11/26/2014*
5:00 pm
vs. No. 1 (DIIMetro State
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 69–83  3–3
Alumni Gym (577)
Elon, NC
12/06/2013
7:00 pm
Saint Peter's W 82–67  4–3 (1–0)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,506)
Buffalo, NY
12/08/2013
2:00 pm
Siena W 93–78  5–3 (2–0)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,555)
Buffalo, NY
12/11/2013*
8:00 pm
vs. Buffalo W 69–55  6–3
First Niagara Center (4,703)
Buffalo, NY
12/14/2013*
4:00 pm
at St. Francis Brooklyn L 51–67  6–4
Generoso Pope Athletic Complex (278)
Brooklyn, NY
12/16/2013*
7:00 pm
at Holy Cross W 83–73  7–4
Hart Center (1,066)
Worcester, MA
12/21/2013*
4:15 pm
Lamar W 87–74  8–4
Koessler Athletic Center (1,439)
Buffalo, NY
12/29/2013*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
at Notre Dame L 87–81 OT 8–5
Purcell Pavilion (8,400)
Notre Dame, IN
01/04/2014
2:00 pm
at Saint Peter's W 67–63  9–5 (3–0)
Yanitelli Center (143)
Jersey City, NJ
01/06/2014
7:00 pm
at Marist L 62–65  9–6 (3–1)
McCann Field House (953)
Poughkeepsie, NY
01/10/2014
7:00 pm
Rider W 94–91 OT 10–6 (4–1)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,226)
Buffalo, NY
01/12/2014
2:00 pm
Monmouth W 87–67  11–6 (5–1)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,311)
Buffalo, NY
01/17/2014
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Iona W 85–83  12–6 (6–1)
Hynes Athletic Center (1,278)
New Rochelle, NY
01/19/2014
2:00 pm
at Monmouth L 82–83  12–7 (6–2)
Multipurpose Activity Center (1,450)
West Long Branch, NJ
01/22/2014
7:00 pm
Niagara
Battle of the Bridge
W 87–74  13–7 (7–2)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
01/26/2014
2:00 pm
Marist W 78–65  14–7 (8–2)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,742)
Buffalo, NY
01/30/2014
7:30 pm
at Quinnipiac W 86–74  15–7 (9–2)
TD Bank Sports Center (N/A)
Hamden, CT
02/01/2014
1:00 pm
at Fairfield W 84–58  16–7 (10–2)
Webster Bank Arena (1,503)
Bridgeport, CT
02/07/2014
7:00 pm, ESPNU
Manhattan L 73–84  16–8 (10–3)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
02/09/2014
2:00 pm
Iona L 91–101  16–9 (10–4)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
02/14/2014
9:00 pm, ESPNU
at Niagara
Battle of the Bridge
W 71–65  17–9 (11–4)
Gallagher Center (2,002)
Lewiston, NY
02/16/2014
2:00 pm
at Siena W 92–88 3OT 18–9 (12–4)
Times Union Center (6,428)
Albany, NY
02/20/2014
7:00 pm
Quinnipiac L 81–88  18–10 (12–5)
Koessler Athletic Center (2,196)
Buffalo, NY
02/22/2014
2:00 pm
Fairfield W 90–78  19–10 (13–5)
Koessler Athletic Center (1,909)
Buffalo, NY
02/28/2014
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Rider W 79–66  20–10 (14–5)
Alumni Gymnasium (1,650)
Lawrenceville, NJ
03/02/2014
4:30 pm, ESPN3
at Manhattan L 63–68  20–11 (14–6)
Draddy Gymnasium (2,117)
Riverdale, NY
MAAC Tournament
03/08/2013
2:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Siena
Quarterfinals
W 71–65  21–11
MassMutual Center (2,716)
Springfield, MA
03/09/2013
4:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Iona
Semifinals
L 72–75  21–12
MassMutual Center (N/A)
Springfield, MA
CIT
03/18/2014*
7:00 pm
VMI
First round
L 100–111  21–13
Koessler Athletic Center (947)
Buffalo, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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