The Canisius Golden Griffins could finish anywhere from second to seventh in the Metro Atlantic Atheltic Conferece as the league enters its final week of regular-season play. The Griffs' final two games are at home - at 7 p.m. Friday against Fairfield and at 2 p.m. Sunday against St. Peter's. Niagara plays St. Peter's at 7 Friday and Fairfield at 2 Sunday. Here's a b…

PREGAME PREP Kent State at UB 7 p.m. Tuesday at Alumni Arena Radio: 1520 AM Records: UB 15-12, 9-5. KENT ST. 15-12, 7-7. The Set-Up: Two hot teams meet in a key Mid-American Conference game. UB has won six straight and stands tied with Ohio for second in the MAC. Kent State just scored a huge win, snapping first-place Akron's 30-game home-court win streak. T…

Area collegesMEN’S BASKETBALLTuesday’s games SUNYAC PLAYOFFS5-Buffalo State at 4-Cortland, 6:30 p.m.WOMEN’S BASKETBALLTuesday’s games SUNYAC PLAYOFFS5-Fredonia State at 4-Cortland, 8:30 p.m.WOMEN’S LACROSSENiagara 18, St. Bonaventure 5N (1-0): Grace Hunt 2g-4aMEN’S GOLFSt. Bonaventure at Atlantic 10 Match Play (at Weston, Fla.), All DayFor informationUB: www.ub…

The Canisius College hockey team extended the longest active winning streak in the nation to 14 games with two wins over Niagara last week. The Griffs lead this week’s College Power 10. 1. Canisius hockey. The Griffs now are one win shy of the longest win streak in the nation this season. No. 1-ranked Denver went 15 games without a loss earlier this season. The Gri…

Buffalo’s KeyBank Center will be one of the eight first- and second-round sites for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament March 16 and 18. Here’s the latest rundown on what the “bracket experts” are saying about who’s coming to Buffalo. All agree on defending champion Villanova as Buffalo's top team. We'll find out for sure on Selection Sunday (…

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYOswego State 6, Buffalo State 1Erie CC 11, Rochester 1WOMEN’S HOCKEYPlattsburgh State 3, Buffalo State 3 (OT)MEN’S VOLLEYBALLWilson 25-25-28, Hilbert 16-15-26Penn State-Altoona 25-25-25, D’Youville 21-14-22MEN’S SWIMMINGAtlantic 10 Championshipsat Geneva, OhioTeam Scores: 1. George Washington 562.5, 7. St. Bonaventure 391. 200 breaststrok…

It was Senior Day for three women’s college basketball teams on Saturday, and the results were mixed. Niagara picked up a win to delight a Senior Day crowd, while Canisius fell to Siena and St. Bonaventure lost to Virginia Commonwealth. At the Gallagher Center, the Purple Eagles finished up the home schedule with a 71-63 win over Saint Peter’s before 332. Niagara im…

The breaking point came Jan. 16, two days after UB coach Nate Oats delivered a blistering assessment of his team following an embarrassing loss at home to Ball State. Oats wasn’t alone in his frustration. Blake Hamilton was beyond exasperated before taking matters into his own hands. Hamilton was seeing his senior year fade away when he rapped on his coach’s door at…

Sophomore guard Dontay Caruthers helped set the defensive tone for the University at Buffalo Saturday on an afternoon when the Bulls’ offense wasn’t as hot as usual. Caruthers and the Bulls relied on tight on-ball defending to score a 71-58 victory over Miami Ohio. The win was the sixth straight for UB, which remained in a tie for second place in the Mid-American…

The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team got junior center Cassie Oursler going Saturday. That’s good news for the Bulls’ stretch run of the regular season. Oursler scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five blocks in the Bulls’ 81-51 rout of Akron at Alumni Arena. The win pushed UB into sixth place in the tightly bunched 12-team Mid-A…

Follow live updates of today's big Big 4 basketball action, including News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan's observations from a doubleheader at Alumni Arena: VCU at St. Bonaventure women, 1 p.m. Akron at UB women, 1 p.m. St. Bonaventure men at Dayton, 2 p.m. Miami (OH) at UB men, 3:30 p.m. Siena at Canisius women, 2 p.m. Saint Peter’s at Niagara women, 3 p.m. Niag…

The Griffs extended their unbeaten streak to 14 games with a comfortable 5-2 win over Niagara in Dwyer Arena on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

PREGAME PREP St. Bonaventure at Dayton 2 p.m. Saturday at UD Arena TV: NBC Sports Network. Records: Bona 16-9, 8-5. Dayton 20-5, 11-2. The Set-Up: Dayton needs to win to keep pace with Virginia Commonwealth (12-2) atop the Atlantic 10 Conference. Bona sits in a three-way tie with Rhode Island and George Mason for fourth place. Top four in the A-10 get a bye …

Pregame Prep Miami Ohio at UB 3:30 p.m. at Alumni Arena Radio 1520 Records: UB 14-12, 8-5. Miami 10-16, 3-10 The Set-Up: UB goes for its sixth straight win and aims to remain the top four of the Mid-American Conference standing with five games to go in the regular season. UB and Ohio are tied for the second best record. UB lost to Ohio in the teams' first me…