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St. Bonaventure's longest men's basketball win streak in 47 seasons came crashing to a halt Wednesday night before 12,188 at the University of Dayton Arena in Ohio. The Bonnies (11-3, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) never led in the game and lost to the host Dayton Flyers, 82-72. With star guard Jaylen Adams limited to 15 points on 3 for 11 shooting and backcourt mate Ma…

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The University at Buffalo just kicked off its Mid-American Conference men's basketball schedule, but the team is already battle tested. "We've pretty much seen it all," Bulls forward Nick Perkins said. That's not an exaggeration. The Bulls faced the seventh strongest non-conference schedule in Division I basketball according to the RPI. They've gone to battle with No…

Canisius and goaltender Daniel Urbani held off third-ranked Clarkson  for 27:53 Tuesday night at Cheel Arena in Potsdam. Then the Golden Knights broke through with two goals in each of the final two periods for a 4-0 victory over the Golden Griffins for their 12th straight win and second over Canisius this season. Clarkson's last loss was at Minnesota on Nov. 28. Despit…

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Margret Halfdanardottir scored on a three-point play to give Canisius the lead, then converted two free throws with 6 seconds left in a 53-49 women's basketball victory over Iona on Tuesday night in New Rochelle. Iona was held to two points in the fourth quarter. The victory ended a ended a nine-game Canisius losing streak that began on Nov. 22. It was the 13th straight…

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The game was close for a majority of play, but the Bulls used a 22-14 run in the last six minutes to best Toledo, 104-94, in the Mid-American Conference opener Tuesday. Toledo's Jaelan Sanford, who hit three three-point shots in the game, had a chance to cut the lead to three with 30 seconds remaining but missed an attempt from long range. Jeremy Harris hit a pair of fr…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team opens its 20th season in the Mid-American Conference Tuesday in a nationally-televised matchup at Alumni Arena against fellow 8-5 team Toledo. Game starts at 7 p.m. and will be aired on CBS Sports Network. Buffalo ended nonconference play with eight wins for the third time since 2010-11 and its most since 2014-15. The Bull…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley: St. Bonaventure men's basketball's star guard duo combined for 60 points in the Bonnies' 98-78 victory over UMass Saturday. Adams scored 32 points and Mobley 28 in the Atlantic 10-opening victory. The Bonnies received seven votes in the late…

Picked to finish ninth among the 11 teams in the preseason Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coaches' Poll, Canisius is off to a 2-0 start in conference play. The Golden Griffins completed a perfect opening weekend in the MAAC by defeating defending champion and preseason favorite Iona, 85-78 before 969 Sunday afternoon at the Koessler Center. Meanwhile at the Taps …

Cornell, ranked No. 5 in the nation, broke open a 1-1 game with three consecutive goals in the second period and went on to a 6-2 victory over Canisius Saturday at Lynah Rink in Ithaca. Freshman Kyle Betts scored two of his three goals in the middle period for the Big Red (11-2). Senior Trevor Yates began the Cornell run of goals after Nick Hutchison of the Golden Griff…

The University at Buffalo and Niagara each got their women's basketball conference play off to impressive starts Saturday afternoon. UB (10-2, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) took charge in the first quarter, outscoring the home team, 23-7, in an 89-66 victory over Akron before 522 at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio. Niagara (4-8, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Co…

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ALLEGANY – Matt McCall is a rookie coach in the Atlantic 10, so he hasn't even taken his first lap around the track with the University of Massachusetts. He was well aware that St. Bonaventure beat Syracuse last weekend. He watched Bona beat Maryland and take apart other teams. McCall studied up on Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley, who make up one of the better backcourt co…

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Niagara men’s basketball couldn’t slow down Iona’s parade to the free throw line in overtime, falling 98-93 to the Gaels in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Opener. Iona scored its final ten points of the game from the charity stripe. Eleven of the Gaels 20 overtime points came from the line. Marvin Prochet scored the final three points of regulation, including…

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Two years later, Takal Molson would just assume put the whole incident behind him and concentrate on basketball. Time has dulled the anger that came with getting kicked out of high school during his junior year. He's a college freshman now, doing what he does best and covets most. Molson and former teammate Cameron Dunning never were told why they were suspended and lat…

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Wes Clark took over for the UB men as the Bulls overcame an 11-point deficit to defeat NJIT in overtime, 86-81, at Alumni Arena. Clark netted a team-high 27 points for the Bulls (8-5). He scored 14 of UB’s 18 points in the overtime period. The transfer from Missouri was 8-of-11 from the field and 9-of-10 from the free throw line. He added six assists and a pair of rebou…

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Niagara's Matt Scott has made a clear statement with his performance in non-conference play -- he's one of the more productive scorers in the NCAA. Scott is fifth in Division I basketball in points per game (23.9) entering the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. He's been tremendously consistent, scoring 20 or more points in 11 straight games and scoring in dou…