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Sean Smiley had a breakout game for the University at Buffalo in its victory Tuesday over South Florida. What are your thoughts? --Rodney McKissic

LEWISTON -- Post play has not traditionally been a strong suit for the Niagara women's basketball team. And even when the Purple Eagles did have outstanding forwards, they didn't play a traditional post role. In the team's home opener at Gallagher Center, forward Sarah Wilson had a career high 20 points and Sara Prybyl added 15 points to pace Niagara in an 87-76. The offe…

St. Bonaventure looked sleek and reborn in its 97-80 rout of Binghamton on Monday. From Zarryon Fereti's 32 points to Michael Lee's 26, the Bonnies didn't look like anything close to the 7-22 club of a year ago. Tell us your thoughts? --Rodney McKissic

With 3:40 left to play in the game, the Canisius women's basketball team leads Colgate, 71-28. The game was never close as the Griffs lead, 48-13, at halftime. While Canisius worked on both ends of the floor to earn the win, how valuable are early season blowouts? Do they allow a team gain confidence or are the results too skewed by a weak opponent to be very helpful? W…

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Saturday afternoon, the University at Buffalo kicked off its women's basketball season with a 62-53 win over Youngstown State in Alumni Arena. The Bulls blew an 11-point second half lead but went on a 14-4 run to put away the win. UB got significant contributions from its bench, didn't panic when the game got tight and created offense off its defense. Could the Bulls be …

The St. Bonaventure men's basketball team is at halftime of its first game of the season, trailing Boston University, 32-26. The game started at 5 p.m. in Boston. Why so early? Well, BU's hockey team is hosting UMass at 7:30 p.m. and that is the marquee sports event on campus. In other Bona hoops news, the women learned they will be without senior point guard Priscilla…

    College basketball fans: What did you think of Thursday's nationally-televised UB loss to UConn? Post your comments here:

UConn has 13 current players in the NBA, more than any other school. Here's the list: Donyell Marshall (Cavaliers)-in his 14th NBA season Ray Allen (Celtics)-in his 12th NBA season Kevin Ollie (76ers)-in his 11th NBA season Richard Hamilton (Pistons)-in his 9th NBA season Jake Voskuhl (Bucks)-in his 8th NBA season Caron Butler (Wizards)…

With about three weeks left in the regular season, the race for the Heisman Trophy is as wide open as I've seen it in years. There are at least five players with a legitimate claim to the hardware. As a Heisman voter, my ballot has changed almost weekly. As soon as one frontrunner emerges, he falls back to the pack the following week. Our ballots aren't due until early De…

While University at Buffalo coach Turner Gill has done wonders turning around the Bulls' football program, there are other examples of African-American coaches who failed in their rebuilding efforts, essentially costing them their careers. One such case is that of former Temple coach Ron Dickerson, who was told by Penn State coach Joe Paterno not to take the Owls' job in 1…

Niagara split its first weekend in College Hockey America play at Bemidji State. Not a bad result on the road, though being blanked 3-0 for the first time since 2005 definitely hurts. Still, the result kept the Purple Eagles in the mix in the national polls. They slipped from No. 18 to No. 19 in the USCHO.com/CSTV poll and dropped two spots to No. 19 in the Inside College…

The student section at Canisius, known as the C-Block, has been improving the atmosphere for men's basketball games at the Koessler Center for the last few years. Saturday, they took their show down to the Buffalo State Ice Arena for the Griffs hockey clash with RIT and created a great game day atmosphere. The place was boisterous the entire game with RIT fans into the g…

University at Buffalo true freshman Domonic Cook will not start at cornerback today against Miami, Ohio because of a hand injury, but is expected to play. Sophomore Kendric Hawkins and true freshman Josh Thomas will start at corner. Also, true freshman Josh Copeland will start at outside linebacker along with senior Larry Hutchinson to give UB a nickel package look to sta…

A year after Niagara showed its displeasure for playing in the NCAA Tournament opening round game, the NCAA announced on Thursday that it will award this season's winner the same amount of money a team would get for winning a first-round game. For an extra $200,000, we might have more teams who actually want to play in the game. --Rodney McKissic