Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball
|Canisius Golden Griffins
|Head coach||Jim Baron (3rd year)|
Blue and Gold
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1955, 1956, 1957, 1996|
|Conference tournament champions|
|Conference regular season champions|
|Little Three: 1947, 1950, 1952, 1956, 1957
America East: 1985
MAAC: 1994, 1996
- For information on all Canisius College sports, see Canisius Golden Griffins
The Canisius Golden Griffins men's basketball team, or Griffs, represents Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, United States. Canisius is a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and play their home games at Koessler Center. Their home jerseys are mainly yellow, and their away jerseys are mainly blue. The team is coached by Jim Baron.
Golden Griffins in the ABA/NBA
- Andrew Anderson, drafted by the Boston Celtics (1967)
- Leroy Chollet, played for the Syracuse Nationals (1949–51)
- Larry Fogle, played for the New York Knicks (1975–76)
- Herm Hedderick, played for the New York Knicks (1955–56)
- Charles Jordan, played for Indiana Pacers (1975–76)
- Mike Macaluso, played for Buffalo Braves (1973–74)
- Bob MacKinnon, played for Syracuse Nationals (1949–50)
- Al Masino, played for four teams (1952–54)
- Johnny McCarthy, played for the 1963–64 NBA Champion Boston Celtics; first of just three players in NBA history to record a triple-double in their playoff debut with the other two being LeBron James and Magic Johnson.
- John Morrison, played for Denver Rockets (1967–68)
- Mike Smrek ’85, played for the 1986–87 and 1987–88 NBA Champion Los Angeles Lakers
NCAA Tournament results
The Griffins have appeared in four NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 6–4.
|W 79–78 4OT
Regional 3rd Place Game
|1996||First Round||Utah||L 43–72|
The Griffins have appeared in five National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 5–6.
|1944||Quarterfinals||Oklahoma A&M||L 43–29|
|1985||First Round||Nebraska||L 66–79|
|1994||First Round||Villanova||L 79–103|
3rd Place Game
The Griffins have appeared in three CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their record is 4–2.
W 84–82 OT
|2014||First Round||VMI||L 100–111|