BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Malik Johnson scored 20 points, dished seven assists and collected seven steals as Canisius returned to action after a week off for final exams to beat long-time rival Holy Cross 80-72 on Saturday afternoon.
The schools now have faced each other 21 times in a series that began in 1947 and has been conducted in six different buildings including Boston Garden and the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
Johnson came into the game averaging 2.4 steals per game and ranked 31st nationally for thefts. The game marked the 43rd time in his career that he had more than one steal in a contest.
Groce scores 15 to lift E. Michigan past Kent St. 70-49
Ty Groce scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Eastern Michigan beat Kent State 70-49 on Tuesday night to win its third straight and fourth straight at home.
Cardenas, Elisias lead Bryant over Merrimack
Juan Cardenas scored 13 points with 15 rebounds and Bryant used the second half to pull away from Merrimack for a 61-52 win on Tuesday night.
Buffalo tops Ball St. 72-59
Josh Mballa scored 16 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked three shots and Buffalo beat Ball State 72-59 on Tuesday night to win its third straight.