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Niagara University guard Kahlil Dukes left the University of Southern California at the end of the 2015 season looking for a better opportunity. He originally committed to Kevin O'Neill, but O'Neill and his entire staff had been relieved before he made it to campus. Dukes played minimally in his two seasons with current USC coach Andy Enfield, averaging 6.8 minutes per …

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Niagara University men's basketball won a nailbiter, needing Saint Peter's guard Davauhnte Turner to miss a 3-point shot in the final seconds to beat the Peacocks, 73-70. Niagara has won four straight and moves to 4-2 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play. Saint Peter's had a chance to tie or take a lead with the shot clock off and 29.1 seconds remaining in regu…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara women's basketball forward was incredibly efficient in a 73-68 victory against Siena Sunday, hitting 17 of 23 from the field for a career-high 41 points. Her point total is the second largest single-game output in Purple Eagles program histo…

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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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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…

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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 College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Cierra Dillard: The UB women's basketball star was three rebounds away from a triple-double in a 76-59 victory against St. Bonaventure on Friday. She had 14 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds for the first double-double of her career. 2. ECC men's basketball: Shaku…

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Coming into the college basketball season, St. Bonaventure's duo of Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley were the one-two punch to watch. It's hard to ignore the top returning scoring duo in Division I basketball. With Adams' lingering injury, a new Big Four combo has taken over that mantle. Entering Monday night's game against Army, Niagara's Matt Scott and Kahlil Dukes wer…

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Canisius men’s hockey extended its winning streak to three games, completing a sweep of Bentley with a 5-2 comeback victory. The Golden Griffins scored a combined 10 goals in their two games against the Falcons. Bentley got out to an early lead, scoring two goals in the first period. Canisius answered with five straight, including two from Ryan Schmelzer. Niagara …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles took advantage of St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams' injury to start  their season with a bang. Niagara downed the NCAA Tournament-hopeful Bonnies in the Riley Center Friday night. Kahlil Dukes scored a team-leading 23 points …