BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Malik Johnson scored 18 points and distributed 11 assists and Canisius beat Rider 95-86 on Sunday.
Canisius (8-10, 3-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) finished 37-of-61 (60.7%) and collected 23 assists. The Golden Griffins led 52-42 at halftime and led by double figures most of the second half. Stevie Jordan made 1 of 2 foul shots, and the Broncs got within 90-84 with 45 seconds left after a 19-11 spurt, but Canisius ended the threat shooting 5 of 6 from the foul line.
Canisius has won three straight following a six-game losing straight.
The Broncs now have dropped two straight and six of their last eight after starting the season 7-2.
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