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.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.