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Neither Canisius or Fairfield shot the ball well during the opening 20 minutes of their MAAC clash at Alumni Hall. The hosts, however, found their shooting touch during the second half in beating Canisius 57-48. The Stags (15-13, 12-7) shot 12 for 19 in the second half after making just 9 of 26 prior to the break. Kelsey Carey scored nine of her game-high 18 points duri…

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYCanisius 4, Mercyhurst 0WOMEN’S HOCKEYECAC West QuarterfinalsBuffalo State 4, SUNY Potsdam 0BS (17-7-1): Natasha Steinle 3g; Justine Silva sho, 22 savesWOMEN’S SWIMMINGMAC Championshipsat Oxford, OhioThrough Thursday’s events: Akron 274, Buffalo 222.5, Eastern Michigan 206, Miami (OH) 205, Ohio 124.5, Bowling Green 118, Toledo 83, Ball Stat…

The Buffalo State women's hockey team recorded its first playoff victory in program history, beating sixth-seeded Potsdam, 4-0, in an ECAC West quarterfinal. Natasha Steinle scored three times for the third-seeded Bengals, while goalie Justine Silva made 22 saves for the shutout. Erin Gehen (West Seneca West) had an assist. Buffalo State (17-7-1) faces second-seeded Elm…

University at Buffalo's Megan Burns remains the dominant short freestyle swimmer in the Mid-American Conference. Burns broke the conference record in capturing her third straight 50-yard freestyle title in 22.04 seconds in Oxford, Ohio, at the conference championship meet. Burns also helped the 200 free relay team of Sarah Baxter, Eve Kosten and Andrea Ernst (Orchard…

PREGAME PREP St. Peter’s at Niagara 7 p.m. Friday at the Gallagher Center Radio 550 AM. Records: St. Peter’s (16-12, 12-6). Niagara (9-20, 6-12). The Set-Up: St. Peter’s comes to Western New York likely needing just a weekend split to earn a No. 2 seed in the MAAC. Niagara is likely locked into the No. 9 seed. St. Peter’s has won four straight since …

PREGAME PREP Fairfield at Canisius 7 p.m. Friday at the Koessler Athletic Center Radio 1230 AM. Records: Fairfield (14-13, 9-9). Canisius (17-12, 10-8). The Set-Up: Canisius needs this game. A win would clinch a top-five finish in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and a first-round bye, a pass into the quarterfinals. Fairfield, which stands sixth could …

PREGAME PREP Akron at UB 8 p.m. Friday at Alumni Arena Radio 1520 AM. TV: CBS Sports Network. Records: Akron (22-6, 12-3). UB (15-13, 9-6). The Set-Up: It’s a rematch of last year’s Mid-American Conference championship game, won by UB, 64-61. Akron beat visiting UB on Jan. 17, 91-90. The game means more to UB, which probably needs to go 2-1 to get a top-…

Today's local Division I college hockey action: Mercyhurst vs. Canisius at HarborCenter, 7:05 p.m. Keep track below with team accounts: A Twitter List by TBNSports Check more from [BN] Rinkside here at our college sports page.

Follow live updates of today's big Big 4 basketball action: Canisius at Fairfield, 7 p.m. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/big-4-basketball !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.paren…

Niagara County Community College’s basketball teams aren’t resting on the success of recent years, even though they’ve had a lot of it. The men’s team is in the midst of its fifth 20-win season in the past eight years under the direction of Bill Beilein, the nephew of Michigan head coach John Beilein. The women’s team is heading to the National Junior College…

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYSUNYAC Quarterfinals4-Buffalo State 2, 5-Fredonia 1BS (18-7-1): Colin O’Connor g; Roberts Smits g3-Geneseo 7, 6-Brockport 0WOMEN’S SWIMMINGMAC Championshipsat Oxford, Ohio800 freestyle relay: 1 UB (Sarah Baxter, Hannah Miller, Cat Schultheis, Megan Burns), 7:11.26 (UB, meet and MAC record.200 medley relay: 3, UB (Julia Box, Anna Vitolins, Bax…

Follow live updates of today's big Big 4 basketball action: St. Bonaventure men at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. Ohio at UB women, 7 p.m. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/big-4-basketball !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+":…

The Kent State Golden Flashes took down University at Buffalo, 77-69, at Alumni Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Blake Hamilton's 22 points led the Bulls, while C.J. Massinburg was his only teammate in double figures.

Kent State took the role of hottest team in the Mid-American Conference away from the University at Buffalo Tuesday night. The Golden Flashes snapped UB’s six-game winning streak by controlling the tempo and playing tough inside in scoring a 77-69 decision at Alumni Arena. The win was the fourth straight and seventh in the last 10 games for Kent State, which now is…

Follow live updates of today's big Big 4 basketball action, including News Sports Reporter Mark Gaughan's observations from Alumni Arena: Kent State at UB men, 7 p.m. St. Bonaventure women at Duquesne, 7 p.m. Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/big-4-basketball !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':…