LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -- Billy Baron had 29 points and 10 assists on Friday night as Canisius cruised to a 79-66 victory over Rider.
The Golden Griffins (20-10, 14-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) built a 36-21 halftime advantage and led by no less than nine in the second.
Canisius reached 20 wins for the eighth time in program history and for the first time in back-to-back seasons since 1994-95.
The Griffins also moved into a three-way tie for second place in the conference with Quinnipiac and Manhattan. Canisius will visit Manhattan on March 2.