Canisius to open season facing national champs from Villanova


Reggie Witherspoon and the Canisius men’s basketball team will have quite the test when they play the defending national champions from Villanova in their second game of the season.

The Griffs and the Wildcats will meet Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the AdvoCare Invitational, which is entering it’s 13th year as an event in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Other teams participating in the event include Florida State, who the Griffs play on Nov. 19 according their schedule, LSU and Oklahoma State.

Canisius went 21-12 last season which included a 15-3 mark in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

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