Jordan Heath opened with a 3-pointer and Canisius (15-7, 9-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) jumped to an 18-6 lead, and then ripped an 11-2 run to lead 29-11. Evan Conti's layup with 56 seconds to play cut the lead to nine, and Quinnipiac trailed 41-32 at halftime. Canisius shot 53.3 percent in the half to just 29.7 percent for Quinnipiac.
Quinnipiac (12-8, 7-4) scored in short bursts to close the gap to seven early in the second half, but Canisius replied with a 7-1 run for a 68-54 lead at 5:42, then held Quinnipiac at arm's length down the stretch.
Chris Perez scored 15 for Canisius and Heath grabbed 10 rebounds.