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Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action below. Buffalo Bulls at Miami RedHawks men, 7 p.m. (ESP3) Canisius Golden Griffins at Niagara Purple Eagles women, 7 p.m. Tweets from the two Big 4 basketball teams and overall athletic program Twitter accounts will appear below. Stay with BuffaloNews.com for coverage of Western New York's college sport…

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Isaiah Reese was bewildered by the question Tuesday, not completely processing what was being asked and entirely uncomfortable with the direction in which the conversation was headed. OK, so the sophomore at Canisius looked at me the way my kids do before suggesting I'm from another planet. "What did you ask me?" he said. I'll keep it short: Have you entertained any …

Area collegesMonday’s resultsMEN’S HOCKEYECC 4, Canisius 2 SWIMMINGNJCAA Region III/Northeast District ChampionshipsMen’s Team Scores1. Monroe 631; 2. Genesee 464.5; 3. ECC 323.5; 4. Herkimer 152; 5. Queensborough 108; 6. Jamestown 6.Women’s team scores 1. Fashion Institute 512; 2. Monroe 414; 3. ECC 312; 4. Genesee 220; 5. Queensborough 94; 6. Jamestown 74; 7. Herkimer 70…

University at Buffalo men's basketball had one goal left to attain in the Mid-American Conference regular season and that's the first overall seed for the conference postseason tournament. The Bulls (20-7, 12-2 MAC) will continue that quest tonight against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (13-14, 6-8) MAC at Millet Hall in Oxford, Ohio (Radio 1520, 7 p.m.). UB has a one-game lea…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Students swarmed the Reilly Center court Friday night after the Bonnies put an abrupt end to the longest active winning streak in Division I basketball. Matt Mobley, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, scored 26 points as the Bonnies ups…

Area collegesSunday’s resultsWOMEN’S HOCKEYPlattsburgh 4, Buffalo State 1BS (13-10-2, 9-6-1): Rachel Lenard gWRESTLINGPenn State 55, UB 0BASEBALLSnowbird Classicat Port Charlotte, Fla.Canisius 3, Milwaukee 2C (2-2): Conner Morro 3 hits, 3 RBISOFTBALLUNLV TournamentLong Beach St. 23, UB 1 (5)UB (1-7): Danielle Lallos 1-3, RBIJacksonville Spring TournamentProvidence 1, Canis…

Rider's 6-foot-8 Devine Eke blocked a layup attempt by Isaiah Reese in the final second to preserve the Broncs' 83-82 victory over Canisius in Lawrenceville, N.J. By winning Rider took over sole possession of first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball standings and is assured of at least a final top two finish in the conference regular season…

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Late last summer, at the start of a new school year, UB swimming and diving coach Andy Bashor had a nagging sense of unease. After all, his team had literally been cut in half when the university eliminated the men's team the previous spring. "I didn't know what the heck was going to happen," Bashor said early this week. "What would be the dynamics? It was a really diff…

Area Colleges Saturday’s results MEN’S HOCKEYAir Force 3, Canisius 2C (15-15-2, 15-11-0): Dylan McLaughlin g,aFredonia 6, Morrisville State 2F (11-10-4, 7-8-1): Ryan Dunner 3aWOMEN’S HOCKEYPlattsburgh 9, Buffalo State 1BS (13-9-2, 9-5-1): Natasha Steinle gMEN’S SWIMMINGMAAC Championships at Flickinger Center, All DayWOMEN’S SWIMMINGMAAC Championships at Flickinger Center, …

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Lancaster native Dylan McLaughlin became the 12th player in the Division I era for Canisius College to reach the 100-point plateau. But it wasn’t enough to help the Golden Griffins get past Air Force as the Falcons earned a 3-2 win in Colorado. The win gave Air Force the series sweep as Canisius has now lost its last three games, slipping to 15-11-0 in Atlantic Hockey a…

University at Buffalo women moved a step closer to clinching the Mid-American Conference East Division basketball title with an 85-71 victory over Akron before 1,001 at Alumni Arena on Saturday afternoon. The victory assured UB a top four finish in the MAC standings and a bye into the second round of play in the conference tournament. The Bulls prevailed despite being …

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It was heartbreaking season-opening loss for the Canisius men's lacrosse team. In Hanover, N.H., it was Dartmouth scoring with one second left in regulation to hand the Golden Griffins a 13-12 loss in the season opener for both teams. Dartmouth had built a 5-1 lead after the first quarter but Canisius battled back. Mathieu Boissonneault tied the game for the Griffs, 6-6…

area colleges Friday’s results MEN’S HOCKEYAir Force 7, Canisius 4C (15-14-2/15-10-0): Grant Meyer g-aFredonia 5, Morrisville State 1FS (10-10-4, 6-8-1): Sam Wilbur, Colin Valentine g, a eachMEN’S SWIMMINGMAAC Championships1. Rider 486, 4. Canisius, 9. NiagaraWOMEN’S SWIMMINGMAAC Championships1. Fairfield 469, 3. Canisius 354, 6. Niagara 214.BASEBALLSnowbird Classic (at Po…

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Canisius had a 3-1 lead after the first period, but Air Force rallied hard for a 7-4 win over the Golden Griffins in an Atlantic Hockey mathcup in Colorado. Air Force scored just 22 seconds into the game, but Canisius responded with goals from Grant Meyer, Cameron Heath and Nick Hutchison to take a two-goal lead after 20 minutes. The Falcons had a three-goal second peri…

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ALLEGANY – For more than a half-century and 665 games in all, St. Bonaventure has played in the jewel known as the Reilly Center and treated legions of fans to many a great moment. It would be nearly impossible to draw a definitive conclusion and identify one game as better than the others. People of a certain age would argue it was the matchup in which Bob Lanier led S…