Rishawn Johnson leads Canisius over Albany, 64-60

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP)—Rishawn Johnson?s lay-up with 23 seconds left helped lift Canisius to a 64-60 win in its first-ever meeting with Albany Saturday night.

Canisius (5-22) rallied from and 18-point deficit down to snap a five-game losing streak. Elton Frazier led the Golden Griffins with 20 points, while Greg Logins had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Brent Wilson led Albany with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Brian Lillis also had 15 points, and Brian Connelly scored 12.

Albany held a 30-24 at halftime lead, and went on a 15-3 run to build an 18-point advantage.

But Canisius rallied in the second half with a 9-3 run and tied the game at 38-38. A three-pointer by Bob Bevilaqua gave the Golden Griffins a 54-53 lead with 6:14 left that they would not relinquish.

Albany shot 42.9 percent (24-of-56) for the game, 10-of-14 from the foul line. Canisius was 25-of-55 from the field and 8-of-8 from the line.

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