The Golden Griffins (15-8, 8-4) prevailed with balanced scoring and late free throws.
Iona (14-9, 8-4), up 40-38 at halftime, got a career-high 18 points from Taaj Ridley. The Gaels outscored Canisius 40-10 on points in the paint, but they couldn't overcome the Golden Griffins' shooting and their own mistakes.
In a tight game throughout, Iona led 74-72 when Baron was fouled on a late 3-point attempt. Baron hit all three shots and Canisius led 75-74 with 0:58 left.
Canisius hit 14 of 30 treys, Iona 9 of 14. Canisius outscored Iona 19-9 on free throws.
Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox said the pilot did a "great job" after he "slammed on the brakes" to avoid a runway collision with another plane in Atlanta on Wednesday.
Mike Krzyzewski brings his Blue Devils and the nation's No. 2 recruiting class to Madison Square Garden in December to meet the Florida Gators.
Grant Mullins also visited Syracuse and Michigan before choosing to transfer to California. A graduate transfer, he'll be eligible immediately.