Canisius
Canisius lost their first game on the season to then No.2 Kentucky in Lexington. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

After three straight road contests to start the season, the Canisius Golden Griffins (1-2) open their home slate as they host the up-start UT-Martin Skyhawks (3-1).

Canisius is coming off a thrilling last-second victory over the Duquesne Dukes, earning them their first victory on the season.

UT-Martin is coming in hot, winning three in a row after dropping their opening game 86-82 to Ole Miss. The Skyhawks lead the Ohio Valley Conference with 87.8 points per game and are tied for the fourth most road victories (20) in Division-I basketball since the beginning of the 2014-15 season.

Dating back to 1940, the Griffs are 54-21 in home openers, and have won four out of their last five openers.

Who to Watch

Canisius: Jermaine Crumpton. The junior forward is averaging 17.3 points per game, good for seventh in the MAAC, and is shooting 58.3 percent from three in his last two games.

UT-Martin: Jacolby Mobley. The senior guard is one of five Skyhawks averaging in double-figures, and he leads the team with 18 points per game. He has made an astounding 15 of 20 of his 3-point shots.

Tidbits

  • Canisius is 7-9 overall against teams in the OVC.

  • This is the first meeting in school history for both of these teams.

  • Canisius is 14-6 in its last 20 games when meeting an opponent for the first time.

  • Through three games, Canisius is leading the MAAC in assists per game with 17.3

 

Game tips-off at 7 p.m. ET and Dan Schalk will have the recap, analysis and more after the game. You can follow Dan on Twitter @FFSportsTalk

 

 

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