An 8-0 run staked the Red Foxes to an eight-point lead at the 7:39 mark of the first half, as they held the Golden Griffins scoreless for 3:45.
Canisius held Marist without a field goal for the final 4:14 of the first half. The Golden Griffins closed the half on an 8-2 run, and led 32-31 after the first 20 minutes.
Canisius scored the first four points of the second half, which forced a Marist timeout at the 18:24 mark.
A 9-0 run gave Marist its first lead of the second half, which included three-pointers by Tyler Saint-Furcy and Jack Cavanaugh, plus a three-point play by Michael Cubbage.
A three-pointer by Braden Bell with 7:45 remaining gave Marist its largest lead at 55-46.
Brandon’s three-pointer with 18 seconds remaining brought the Golden Griffins to within two. After a missed free throw, Brandon’s three-pointer with 5.1 remaining accounted for the game’s final points.