The University at Buffalo women have been gearing up for tonight's Mid-American Conference game against Central Michigan, ever since the Bulls lost to the Chippewas two weeks ago in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Central, which is undefeated in 12 MAC games, comes to Alumni Arena to face the Bulls, who have won three in a row since the loss to Central.
The encounter (Radio 1520, 7 p.m.) figures to be the highlight game of the season for UB.
The Bulls already are assured of the best start in their women's basketball history at 19-4 with a 10-2 MAC record that includes road losses at Northern Illinois in overtime and at CMU.
Tinara Moore led the Chippewas in the first game against UB with 24 points and 15 rebounds.
UB kept its last two opponents under 50 points, but slowing down coach Sue Guevera's Chips will be another matter. Moore is averaging 18.7 ppg. Reyna Frost is averaged 11.9 rebounds.
Richmond (10-15, 5-7) at St. Bonaventure (7-18, 2-10): The Bonnies will try to end their six-game losing streak against the Spiders at the Reilly Center. It will be the annual Pink Game at Bona. Cancer survivors will receiver free admission and a Pink Game T-shirt while family members will receive $3 admission. The first 200 fans will receiver a pink pom-pom courtesy of Olean General.
Medaille (12-11, 9-7) at D'Youville (4-12, 5-8): The host Spartans have lost their last six games in Allegheny Mouintain Collegiate Conference play. It's the second game of a men's-women's hoops doubleheader between the schools with an 8 p.m. start scheduled.
Tonight's men's game
Medaille (14-9, 11-5) at D'Youville (6-16, 4-13): The Spartans ended a 10-game losing streak with last Saturday's AMCC win over Franciscan.
Swimming and Diving
Canisius and Niagara will compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's and Women's championships which get underway today at the Burt Flickinger Center.
The first event will be the women's 1-meter diving at 3 p.m. today. The women's 200 medley relay will be at 6 p.m.
The four-day meet will continue through Saturday.
Rider is the defending men's team champion while Marist is the defending women's champion. Canisius was fourth in the men's meet and third in the women's last season. Niagara was sixth in the men's meet and fifth in the women's meet last year.