BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — George Papas had a career-high 32 points as Monmouth topped Canisius 85-71 on Friday night.
Papas hit 9 of 10 foul shots.
Ray Salnave had 14 points for Monmouth (14-10, 8-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Deion Hammond added 11 points.
Monmouth totaled 55 points in the second half, a season best for the team.
Malik Johnson had 18 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Golden Griffins (9-16, 4-10). Majesty Brandon added 17 points. Jordan Henderson had 11 points.
The Hawks improve to 2-0 against the Golden Griffins for the season. Monmouth defeated Canisius 84-65 on Jan. 10. Monmouth takes on Niagara on the road on Sunday. Canisius takes on Quinnipiac on the road next Friday.