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Boston U. vs. Canisius live blog

Canisius 83, BU 75, Final: Washington led Canisius with 22, Baron 21 and Hymes 15 off the bench.

Canisius 79, BU 73, 37.9: Lots of action toward the end of this one and it looks like Canisius is going to get out of here with a victory. Jordan Heath followed a Baron miss with an basket and foul but missed the free throw. D. J. Irving then missed an open three he couldn't believe didn't fall. Heath was fouled and made one of two FTs. Nathan Dieudonne missed a runner before Baron was fouled. Baron made both FTs then Travis Robinson banked in a three.

Canisius 73, BU 70, 2:45: Papale hit another three from the right corner.

Canisius 73, BU 66, 3:54: John Papale pops another three and Hymes stepped on the baseline for a turnover.

Canisius 69, BU 58, 6:44: Alshwan Hymes just pulled up from downtown Syracuse for three. He has 15 points, 12 in the second half alone.

Canisius 66, BU 58, 7:41: BU is climbing back into the game with its three-point shooting and are now 8 of 16. If the Griffs lose, it will be because they didn't close out on BU's shooters and free throws (4 of 11).

Canisius 57, BU 44, 11:46: Billy Baron just converted a layup as he was fouled. The Griffs are currently on an 8-2 run. Washington has 20 points and Baron 14.

Canisius 47, BU 37, 15:40 left in the second half: The Griffs have five blocks on the night, including two by Josiah Heath off the bench.

Canisius 38, BU 28, halftime: Washington is now a blistering 6 of 7 from the field, including 3 for 3 from three-point range. Billy Baron has seven assists. Washington, Baron and Manhertz each have four rebounds as the Canisius has a 17-10 advantage on the glass. The Griffs led would be larger if not for poor shooting from the line (2 of 9).

Canisius 33, BU 21, 3:32: BU was looking to close the gap before Washington drilled a three and followed with a steal and layup as part of an 8-0 run. The Griffs are 2 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Canisius 23, BU 17, 7:36: Looks like the Griffs will go about nine deep once Asprilla returns.

Canisius 21, BU 12, 10:41: Washington (seven points) and Baron (five points) lead the way for the Griffs. Baron's presence and leadership are apparent early.

Canisius 11, BU 4, 15:54 left in the first half: Griffs start with a 9-2 run before BU called timeout. Harold Washington has five points and Billy Baron has two assists.

Pregame: It's the season opener for Canisius and Jim Baron's debut as coach after spending 11 seasons at Rhode Island. ... BU lost its opener on the road at Northeastern last Friday, 65-64. ... Senior big man Freddy Asprilla, the Kansas State transfer, is sitting out the first of three games because of a suspension. ... Looks like sophomore center Kevin Bleeker will redshirt this season.

---Rodney McKissic

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