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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Ally Power: The University at Buffalo junior pitcher threw her first no-hitter in the Bulls' 9-1 victory in the opener of a three-game series against Eastern Michigan. She struck out five and walked three in five scoreless innings, propelling UB to its first Mid-American…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men’s and women’s basketball: UB became the second collegge and first since Georgia in 1983 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams earn their first NCAA Tournament win in the same year. The men’s season came to an end in the Round of 32 …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. The MAAC Players of the Year: Western New York swept the men's and women's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Players of the Year. Niagara's Kahlil Dukes and Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton (Niagara Falls) were named co-Players of the Year on the men's side, while Niagara's …

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Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon knows running a college basketball team is as much a mental battle as it is a tactical one. His team beat the Fairfield Stags Monday night at the Koessler Athletic Center by a lopsided final score, 81-63. It wasn't always that distant though, as the teams played a back-and-forth first 20 minutes and entered the halftime break tied at 43…

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After Canisius overcame a sluggish start to beat Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon, 71-64, coach Reggie Witherspoon was asked for some perspective on his Griffs making history, reaching their best-ever record in MAAC play – 11-2 – despite limited expectations for this season, which included being picked ninth in the league’s preseason coaches poll. Witherspoon’s brain qu…

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If you haven't seen Jermaine Crumpton in a year, you'd barely recognize him. Canisius men's basketball's star forward trimmed down by 30 pounds in the offseason, a stark change in such a short time span. With the muscle needed to play big man minutes at the Division I level, it's about as much as he could lose. "A lot of people around me are asking me, 'How did I do …

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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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University at Buffalo forward Nick Perkins carries plenty of weight on his shoulders. After winning the MAC Sixth Man of the Year last season, he's expected to move to a full-time starting role and excel. That's not just a standard his coach put on him, but all the coaches in the MAC. The Ypsilanti, Mich., native is one of two Bulls picked to the Preseason MAC East firs…

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Reggie Witherspoon has only been on the University at Buffalo campus a handful of times since the school fired him in 2013. He lives close, just eight minutes away, and used to drive his daughters occasionally when they were students there. Saturday afternoon his visit will hit a bit closer to home, as the 56-year-old head coach will do his craft in the building he spen…

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Team: Canisius Golden Griffins Affiliation: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach: Reggie Witherspoon, 2nd year (18-16) Last year: 18-16, 10-10 (6th) Reggie Witherspoon did an admirable job in his first season as Canisius's head coach, leading the Golden Griffins to a winning record and a 10-10 mark in the MAAC. As is often the case though with the start of …