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All four Big 4 men’s basketball teams are in action Saturday, three at home and one on the road. Jaylen Adams looks to score 40 or more points for a third straight game when the Bonnies host Richmond (9-14, 7-4 Atlantic 10) at 4 p.m. St. Bonaventure (17-6, 7-4 A-10) has bounced back from a rocky start in A-10 play, winning five straight. The Bonnies and Spiders are t…

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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: Jaylen Adams scored 23 points and played the entire game as the Bonnies defeated Syracuse, 60-57, in overtime. It was St. Bonaventure's first victory against the Orange since 1981 and its first-ever  over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Th…

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Niagara’s swarming defense was too much for Cleveland State on the Vikings’ final possession. The Purple Eagles forced the Vikings into a contested shot, which Marvin Prochet blocked emphatically to seal a 79-77 victory. Niagara’s powerful duo of Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, the No. 1 scoring duo in Division I basketball, led the way as usual. Dukes scored a team-high 2…

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The Canisius College women's basketball team will raise their arms and hold hands during the playing of the national anthem before games this season, a school spokesman said Thursday. The gesture was captured by a Buffalo News photographer before Wednesday's 71-69 overtime victory against St. Bonaventure at Koessler Center. The gesture "is our women’s basketball prog…

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Team: Canisius Golden Griffins Affiliation: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach: Terry Zeh, 14th year (185-213) Last year: 10-21, 8-12 (8th) Last season was the latest chapter in a tough stretch for Canisius women's basketball. The Golden Griffins have had eight straight losing seasons, and they haven't been close to .500 in that time. Canisius hasn't won …