JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Billy Baron scored 25 points as Canisius held on to an early lead to defeat St. Peter's 67-63 Saturday.
Chris Manhertz had 12 points with seven rebounds for the Golden Griffins (9-5). Chris Perez scored 11 points with four rebounds and Zach Lewis came off the bench to add eight points. Canisius hit 44.4 percent from the field and 90 percent from the line.
Perez hit a 3-pointer at 12:00 in the first to cap a 25-3 Canisius run to start the game. The Golden Griffins led by 21 at the break.
The Peacocks (4-9) rallied in the second period with a 34-14 run to come within one point, 57-56, with 4:46 left to play.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.