Canisius raised a few eyebrows with a 72-62 win over Temple in Philly on Wednesday night.
The fact is that win is part of a larger body of work that has the Griffs off to an 8-2 start. The school says that's the best start over ten games in three decades.
The biggest reason for that is new head coach Jim Baron. The former St. Bonaventure and URI coach is getting impressive results ten games into his tenure with a new more aggressive approach that Baron tells 2-On-Your-Side's Adam Benigni, has been reinforced by the win over Temple.
"It was a real big win because of where we're at right now. You know I've only been here for about six months and they're buying into the style that I've kind of brought to the table and I think it takes a little bit of the edge off from the standpoint of playing scared or playing tentative. We're playing very aggressive. We're attacking the bucket and we're also committed to taking three point shots. The good part about is I've been through this before so I kind of have a real good feel for how to do this and how to approach it."
That much is obvious based on the results so far as the Griffs now prepare for a match-up with #21 UNLV in Las Vegas Saturday night.