Recap - Canisius Defeats South Dakota 71-66
South Dakota was scorched by Billy Baron for 27 points as Canisius defeated them 71-66 in NCAA action on Monday.
Canisius earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 11.5-point spread.
Canisius got 12 points from Jordan Heath and another 9 points from Zach Lewis. Chris Perez contributed 3 assists, while Phil Valenti cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
South Dakota got 18 points from Trevor Gruis in a losing cause and another 13 points from Brandon Bos. Trey Norris contributed 6 assists for them, while Trevor Gruis had 9 rebounds.
Canisius hit the break leading 35-33 before taking care of business in the second half.
Canisius won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-40.