Preview: Canisius Golden Griffins

Golden Griffins a conference contender thanks to experienced backcourt

Updated: October 7, 2013, 9:18 AM ET
By John Templon | ESPN Insider

BaronAP Photo/Al BehrmanJim Baron's team will be led by his son Billy, who averaged 17.2 points per game in '12-13.

Canisius Golden Griffins

2012-13: 20-14 (11-7 MAAC)
In-conference offense: 1.07 points per possession (2nd)
In-conference defense: 1.01 points per possession (6th)

It's full steam ahead at Canisius, where Jim Baron will continue to mold one of the most talented rosters in the MAAC into a conference title contender. Even though the Griffs lost all-conference guard Harold Washington, there should be more than enough firepower to compete for a league title in Baron's second season on the bench in Buffalo, N.Y.