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Manhattan-Canisius game analysis

Game analysis: The game was pretty ugly - a combined 48 fouls were called - but Canisius managed to come away with a 73-63 victory over Manhattan.

How Canisius won:  Defense for sure. The Griffs held the Jaspers with 29 percent shooting in the second half and one three-pointer for the game.

Turning point: Robert Goldsberry missed a three-pointer with just over four minutes left and the Golden Griffins leading by eight that led to a Manhattan fastbreak. Or so they thought. Michael Alvarado nonchalantly swooped in for layup and didn’t see Julius Coles, who pinned the shot on the glass. Djibril Coulibaly gobbled up the rebound and Chris Manhertz swatted it away into the hands of Gaby Belardo, who threw an underhanded alley oop pass to Elton Frazier for a two-handed dunk. It gave the Griffs a 10-point lead at 57-47

Player of the game: Frazier, Canisius' human-highlight film, had 20 points and seven rebounds.

Stat of the game: The Griffs hit 10 of 22 three-pointers.

He said it: "I chased a guy down and got a LeBron James block." - Julius Coles on his come-from-behind pin the ball on the backboard dunk in the second half.

What it means: Canisius is now 14-14 and can match last year's total of 15 wins with a victory Sunday against Loyola (Md.)

In the house: 1,061 at the Koessler Center.

Next up: 2 p.m. Sunday at home against Loyola (Md.) on Senior Day.

---Rodney McKissic

(www.twitter.com/rodneyjmckissic)

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