"Health is the most important thing. It's sad, you never can plan for that," he said. "We talked about what we would do if we ever had to play without the two of them, what we would do. We actually learned tonight. They're a big part of what we do and it was evident, especially when we struggled bringing the ball up at times, but what are you going to do."
Simon said that he believed that both players have suffered "bad concussions" in the past, so the team was extra precautious.
The Marauders looked like a different team when Glover and Morris weren't on the court. They started to turn the ball over a bit more and were outscored 21-6 in the second. The rest of the game was spent in comeback-mode, and whenever St. Joe's went on a run somebody from Canisius made a a big shot or play to swing the momentum back in their direction.
Most of the time the person making the plays was Weir. Canisius coach Kyle Husband was thrilled for his senior after the game and said he's going to miss him when he goes on to play at Canisius College next season.
"Adam is a special kid. He's a great kid and he works his tale off all year round," Husband said. "He's a pleasure to be around. I don't even want to think about not coaching him. To be able to (go over 1,000 points) here, on this stage, just means that much more."
Matt MacDonald also had a big offensive game for the Crusaders, finishing with 21 points.
For St. Joe's, Mark Cerza led the way with a game-high 23 points and Louis Oliveri scored 21 points. Oliveri became the No. 1 target of the Canisius defense once the starting guards went out of the game, but he continued to attack and try to shoulder the scoring load for the Marauders. Cerza scored 21 points in the second half and Simon was pleased with the way his team battled even after going down big in the last two quarters.