Canisius faces Bucknell

Bucknell (2-1) vs. Canisius (0-2)

Koessler Athletic Center, Buffalo, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Bucknell squares up against Canisius in an early season matchup. Each team last played this past Wednesday. Bucknell beat Hofstra by 15 at home, while Canisius is coming off of an 83-57 loss at Albany.

STEPPING UP: The dynamic Malik Johnson is averaging 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists to lead the charge for the Golden Griffins. Complementing Johnson is Majesty Brandon, who is maintaining an average of 13 points and four rebounds per game. The Bison have been led by Jimmy Sotos, who is averaging 14 points, five rebounds and two steals.JUMPING FOR JIMMY: Sotos has connected on 36.4 percent of the 22 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 22 over the last three games. He’s also converted 80 percent of his free throws this season.

DID YOU KNOW: Bucknell is rated first among Patriot League teams with an average of 72.3 points per game.