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Big 4 roundup: UB hoops adds backup quarterback to roster

The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team added quarterback Dominic Johnson to the team’s roster on Friday ahead of their 2 p.m. matchup against Division II Central Penn today at Alumni Arena.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound redshirt freshman played both football and basketball at Catholic Central High School in Windsor, Ont. He will wear No. 21 and be in uniform this afternoon. He didn’t accumulate any stats with the football team this season.

UB (5-3) is looking to build off of its 75-72 win at Delaware on Wednesday. Junior CJ Massinburg had his second career 30-point game against the Blue Hens. He now leads the Mid-American Conference in scoring at 20.5 points per game.

Robert Morris visits UB next Saturday. Then the Bulls visit Syracuse on Tuesday, Dec. 19.

The UB (6-1) women’s team opens a five-game road trip today at Columbia (5-5) at 2 p.m.

Summer Hemphill, Cassie Oursler and Cierra Dillard each scored 14 points in a 73-47 win over Big 4 rival Canisius at Alumni Arena Thursday. It’s the second win in a row for the Bulls since their lone loss at Arizona State.

UB visits St. Bonaventure next Friday at 7 p.m.

Bonnies men host Yale

St. Bonaventure (6-2) welcomes Yale (6-5) today at 2 p.m. in a nationally-televised game on ESPNU. Both teams were picked to finish second in their respective leagues.

All-America candidate Jaylen Adams has played the last two games for the Bonnies, which have been wins at UB and Canisius. He scored nine against the Bulls and 20 against the Griffs. Backcourt mate Matt Mobley is 19th in the nation averaging 20.6 ppg.

The Bulldogs were last year’s runner-up in the Ivy League and feature Makai Mason, who was selected as the conference’s preseason Player of the Year by a number of media outlets.

The Bona (4-5) women’s team hosts Penn State (8-2) afterward at 7 p.m.

Randolph grad Mckenna Maycock, the all-time leading scorer in Western New York, had a stellar November for the Bonnies. The junior guard leads the team in most major statistical categories: points per game (12.6), rebounds per game (8.4), steals per game (1.3), field-goal percentage (.472), three-point percentage (.500) and free-throw percentage (.833).

Griffs hit the road

The Canisius men, coming off a 73-65 loss to St. Bonaventure on Wednesday, play at Evansville (7-2) today at 1 p.m.

Sophomore guard Isaiah Reese leads the Golden Griffins (4-5) in points per game (16-9) and rebounds per game (7). Senior Jermaine Crumpton is scoring 15.2 ppg, and freshman Takal Molson is at 10.7 ppg.

Evansville has the top three-point shooting percentage in the country at 50.7 percent and shot 80 percent (12-15) in a 91-76 win at Bowling Green on Tuesday.

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