Manhattan (7-15) and Canisius (15-8) Square Off

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Canisius 19 35 54 -1.5
  Manhattan 35 32 67 +1.5
Thu, Feb 07 2013, 07:00 PM

Draddy Gymnasium
Bronx, NY
Attendance: 1,304
TV: ESPN3.com

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On Thursday, Manhattan welcomes Canisius at Draddy Gymnasium. Tipoff occurs at 7 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN3.com. The Jaspers lost to the Golden Griffins 64-60 on Jan. 17 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.

Manhattan maintains seventh place in the MAAC while Canisius is in second place.

In their last outing, behind 21 points and 10 rebounds from Rhamel Brown, the Jaspers defeated St. Peter's 57-49 on Feb. 3. He leads the team in rebounds with 6.7 per game and blocks with 2.9 per game. For the Golden Griffins, Billy Baron finished with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the 77-74 win over Iona on Feb. 2. He leads the team in points with 16.3 per game and assists with 5.5 per game.

Canisius has an edge in a single key statistical category, scoring, where the Golden Griffins have the upper hand over the Jaspers, 73 points per game to 58 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Canisius is strong in effective field goal percentage at 52.7 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 41st in the nation.

StatSmack! Manhattan is better than Canisius
  • Manhattan has an average margin of victory of 13 over Canisius in 31 wins since 1988.
  • Manhattan has come back to win after being down at half against Canisius five times since 2001.
  • More violent crime happens per capita in Buffalo so be careful if you visit (when compared to Bronx -- according to the FBI).
  • Manhattan has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (48.8 percent to 36.7 percent).
CANI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Billy Baron 34 16 4 6 1 0 3
B- Jordan Heath 27 10 6 1 1 1 1
C+ Chris Manhertz 28 8 9 0 1 1 1
C+ H. Washington 32 13 3 2 1 0 3
C+ Isaac Sosa 26 13 2 1 0 0 1
C Alshwan Hymes 18 7 2 1 1 0 2
D+ Reggie Groves 14 4 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Josiah Heath 16 3 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Freddy Asprilla 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Tyrel Edwards 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
MAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B George Beamon 35 17 6 1 2 0 3
C Rhamel Brown 26 12 7 1 1 3 2
D+ Emmy Andujar 26 7 5 2 1 0 3
D+ M. Alvarado 23 9 2 2 1 0 3
D RaShawn Stores 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
D Shane Richards 20 7 2 1 0 0 1
D Donovan Kates 25 6 3 1 0 0 2
D R. Colonette 16 3 2 0 0 1 1
D- Mohamed Koita 12 3 1 0 0 0 1
D- CJ Jones 12 2 1 1 0 0 1
D- M. Jackson Jr. 9 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Ryan McCoy 11 1 1 1 0 0 1
F Adam Lacey 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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MAAC Standings

OverallConf
1 Iona 22-11 17-3
 2Manhattan 25-8 15-5
3 Quinnipiac 20-12 14-6
3 Canisius 21-13 14-6
5 Siena 20-18 11-9
6 Rider 14-17 9-11
6 St. Peter's 14-17 9-11
6 Marist 12-19 9-11
9 Monmouth 11-21 5-15
10 Fairfield 7-25 4-16
11 Niagara 7-26 3-17
Last updated: Apr 10th, 2014

2013-2014 Roster

#32 Carlton Allen Fr C 6-10 240
#31 M. Alvarado Sr G 6-2 180
#13 Emmy Andujar Jr F 6-6 205
#24 George Beamon Sr G/F 6-4 175
#5 Rhamel Brown Sr F/C 6-7 230
#3 Trevor Glassman Fr G 6-3 200
#1 CJ Jones So G 6-0 175
#33 Donovan Kates Jr G 6-6 200
#15 Adam Lacey So C 6-10 230
#30 Ashton Pankey So F 6-10 225
#0 Shane Richards So F 6-5 185
#12 RaShawn Stores Jr G 5-11 190
#23 Rich Williams Fr G 6-5 190
#2 Tyler Wilson Fr G 6-0 175