Canisius tops Marist 72-54

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Elton Frazier scored 17 points as seventh-seeded Canisius beat 10th-seeded Marist 72-54 in the opening round of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament on Friday night.

Greg Logins and Alshwan Hymes added 11 apiece for the Golden Griffins (15-16), who advanced to face second-seeded Fairfield in Saturday's quarterfinals.

Devin Price scored 17 points for the Red Foxes (1-29) as the worst season in school history drew to a close. Korey Bauer added 12 points.

The Golden Griffins hit 10 3-pointers, including one from Frank Turner that gave Canisius breathing room after Marist cut the lead to 44-37 early in the second half.

Canisius broke a 16-all tie midway through the first half with a 12-0 run, taking a 34-26 lead into the break on Tomas Vazquez-Simmons' 3-pointer at the buzzer.