Canisius to play in CIT postseason tournament

March 15, 2014 Updated Mar 15, 2014 at 5:13 PM EDT

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Canisius to play in CIT postseason tournament

March 15, 2014 Updated Mar 15, 2014 at 5:13 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Canisius Release) - Canisius head coach Jim Baron announced today that the Golden Griffin men’s basketball team has accepted a bid to play in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). This will mark the second-straight year the team has played in the CIT after advancing to the tournament’s quarterfinal round in 2013. This also marks Canisius’ first back-to-back postseason berths since 1994-95 and 1995-96 when the program went to the NIT and NCAA Tournaments in consecutive seasons.

Canisius will host a home game in the first round of the CIT on Tuesday, March 18. Tipoff inside the Koessler Athletic Center is set for 7 p.m. The Griffs’ opponent will be announced Sunday evening. Tickets will be on sale starting Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. through the Canisius Ticket Office by calling (716) 888-2885. Reserved seats will be $15 and general admission tickets will cost $10. Canisius season ticket holders can purchase their seats for $10 and any additional ticket purchases will be either $15 or $10, pending on seat location. Canisius students are able to claim one ticket with a valid Canisius student ID.

The Griffs are currently 21-12 on the year and the team posted a 14-6 record in MAAC play this season. The 21 wins are the most for the Canisius program since the 1994-95 season and the team is one win shy of matching the school’s single-season win record of 22, which is held by both the 1956-57 and 1993-94 teams. Canisius earned the No. 4 seed in last week’s MAAC Championship in Springfield, Mass., and advanced to the semifinal round of the conference tournament with a 71-65 win over Siena. That semifinal appearance was Canisius’ first since 2002.

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