Fritz scores in final second to give Canisius 83-81 win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Malik Johnson fed Jacco Fritz as he cut toward the basket for the winning layup as time expired and Canisius got its first win of the season, beating Bucknell 83-81 on Saturday night.

The teams swapped the lead throughout the second half with Andrew Funk giving Bucknell an 81-79 lead after he drained a 3-pointer with 46 seconds left in the game. Johnson followed with a jumper to tie. Bucknell was setting up a play when Avi Toomer lost the ball out of bounds with seven seconds remaining. The Golden Grifffins then took the victory when Johnson zipped a pass to Fritz on his way to the winning bucket.

Johnson finished with a career-best 27 points while dishing out six assists. Jordan Henderson also had a career high with 17 points. Fritz finished with 12 for Canisius (1-2).

Toomer drained 3 of 5 from distance to total 20 points as Bucknell (2-2) nailed 15 of 30 from beyond the arc. Funk added 15 points.

Canisius will host St. Bonaventure next Saturday. Bucknell will be at Penn State on Tuesday.

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