My look at some of the best and worst performances and happenings from Canisius’ 72-62 victory over Temple on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center:
Best performance: Billy Baron didn’t look like someone still trying to mesh with his Canisius’ teammates. The point guard, who transferred from Rhode Island in the offseason, finished with game highs of 19 points and five assists. Thirteen of the 6-foot-1 junior’s point came after intermission. His jumper with 4 minutes, 12 seconds left gave the Golden Griffins the lead for good at 59-58.
Worst performance: This has to go to Temple’s Scootie Randall. The fifth-year senior swingman had a rough night, going 1 for 12 on three-pointers. He finished with seven points on 3-for-16 shooting overall. At times, Randall looked a little reluctant before shooting the ball.
Best defensive performance: Canisius’ Chris Manhertz gets this award after compiling four blocked shots – all after intermission – and a steal. The 6-foot-6 power forward also had a game-high 13 rebounds. Eleven came on the defensive end.