College Hoops Player of the Day for Monday, December 16, 2013
A power shift may be underway in the MAAC, and it will manifest itself in wins for Canisius College, if senior guard Billy Baron keeps putting up numbers like he did in the Golden Griffins' 83-73 win at Holy Cross Monday night.
Baron pumped in a season-high 31 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including making four of eight from beyond the arc. Baron was also perfect from the foul line, dropping in all 13 of his free throw attempts. Playing 39 minutes, Baron had nine rebounds and five assists for an all-around fine performance, one of many over the course of his four years at Canisius.
He's scored in double figures in 10 of Canisius' 11 games, his 20.4 points per game helping the Golden Griffins to a 7-4 wins and a 2-0 mark in the MAAC with wins over Perennial powerhouse Sienna, and St. Peter's.
The Golden Griffins host Lamar on the 21st, but then play three straight road games, at Notre Dame, St. Peter's and Marist through January 6th. Surviving that stretch will go a long way in determining the team's desire and depth.