Team preview: Canisius

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2005-06 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 4, 2005, 3:49 PM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Bigger is not always better and the 2004-05 Canisius men's basketball team is living proof.

After watching his Golden Griffins lose nine of their first 10 games last season, coach Mike MacDonald knew he needed to make a change in order to salvage the season. So, after a 93-72 loss at the College of Charleston on Jan. 2, MacDonald decided to go small and play a four-guard lineup.