“You can't worry about the shot you missed, especially when your team needs you to make shots,” said Southerland. “You cannot take back the miss you had. Everyone gets going after hitting a couple of shots."
Carter-Williams contributed 12 points and 14 assists and that accounted for his fourth straight double-double. Rakeem Christmas continues to be more aggressive, scoring 10 points.
Canisius, off to its best start since 1973-74, saw its three-game road win streak snapped. The Griffs have not beaten a ranked team since a 72-69 win over then-no. 13 Cincinnati in December 1994.
Billy Barron and Isaac Sosa each scored 15 points to lead Canisius, which out-rebounded SU 37-34, the first team to do so this season. In addition, the Griffs also connected on 12 of 30 shots from 3-point range.
But Harold Washington, the team's leading scorer going in, was held in check to nine points. Alshwan Hymes who was a teammate of Triche at Jamesville-DeWitt,finished with 6 points.
SU fell behind late in the first half, but recovered to take a 35-32 lead into halftime. Triche scored the last four points of the half, including a drive to the basket when the ball bounced off the rim and dropped in as the horn sounded.
Canisius closed the half with a 10-4 run. The run included Baron's triple in the right corner and Washington's fast break layup off an SU turnover.
The Orange looked more like a ranked team in the second half, jumping out 15-3 courtesy of CJ. Fair's and Triche's reverse lay-ups.
Carter-Williams, who had only one assist in the first half, delivered on a pair of beautiful feeds that resulted in powerful dunks from Christmas and Southerland. SU's lead expanded to 50-37.
For much of the rest of the game, SU and Canisius traded baskets, and it was still 69-57 with 4:24 left. But another Christmas two-handed slam, Fair's bank shot layup off the glass and Southerland's five straight points preserved another win - and set up Boeheim's 900th win two nights later.