LEWISTON, N.Y. -- Billy Baron scored 34 points and Canisius rallied in the second half to edge Niagara 71-65 Friday night.
With the game tied at 63, Chris Perez drove the lane and finished with 57 seconds to play for a 65-63 Canisius lead. Antoine Mason missed a 3 with 40 seconds remaining, and Baron closed the game by making 6 of 6 from the line to preserve the win.
Down 37-32 at half, Canisius (17-9, 11-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) fell behind by as many as 11 before a 9-0 run tied the game at 52 with 9:38 left. Perez added 17 points for Canisius.
The game featured two of the nation's top-five scorers as Mason entered the game first nationally at 26.3 points per game and Baron fifth at 23.6.
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