The Canisius College men's basketball team will play the first of its two exhibition games this Friday, Nov 2., at 7 p.m., when the Golden Griffins play host to Ryerson University in the Koessler Athletic Center. This will be Canisius' first exhibition contest since the 2010-11 season when the Blue and Gold defeated Buffalo State by a score of 84-72.
Prior to the game, there will be a special meet-and-greet with the Canisius men's basketball coaching staff for season-ticket holders in the Canisius College Science Hall Common Area from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Due to pregame preparations, head coach Jim Baron and his coaching staff will only be available to meet with fans for a short time. Pizza and beverages will be provided, and season-ticket holders are invited to stop by the Canisius Ticket Office on the way into the game to pick up their 2012-13 season tickets.
Baron is entering his first year at the helm of the Canisius program after he was named the program's 23rd head coach in school history April 2, 2012. The Griffs return six letterwinners and three starters from last year's team and will open this year's regular season with three-straight games at home, starting Monday, Nov. 12, when the team hosts Boston University at 7 p.m., in the Koessler Athletic Center.Tickets for this exhibition game, or the team's exhibition contest Nov. 8, against Eckerd College can be purchased through the Canisius Ticket Office by calling (716) 888-2885, or by clicking this link. Single-game and season tickets are also still available.