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The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…

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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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Through the First Four, teams from New York state are 2-0 against teams from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has one more team remaining – Arizona – and the Wildcats face the University at Buffalo on Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. First, St. Bonaventure beat UCLA, 65-58 on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. Then, Syracuse beat Bobby Hurley-coached Arizona State, 60-56, on Wednesday in…

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St. Bonaventure University and University at Buffalo fans are going to party like it is 1970 tonight as both play in televised games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Regrettably, the majority of the two games are expected to be played at the same time so fans are going to have to be creative to watch them simultaneously. They can do so by watching one of the …

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Call it March Scheduling Madness. The odds of two Western New York college basketball teams qualifying for the NCAA men's tournament have been pretty long over the past half century. The University at Buffalo and St. Bonaventure qualified this March for the field of 68 to give the region two teams in the tournament for the first time since 1970 when Bona and Niagara …

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No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 6 Florida Tipoff: Approx. 9:57 p.m. Thursday, American Airlines Center, Dallas. TV: TruTV. Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude. St. Bonaventure is on to the first round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating UCLA in Dayton, Ohio, for the program's first tourney win since 1970. The Bonnies earned a dat…

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If you watched TruTV's broadcast of St. Bonaventure's thrilling victory against UCLA, you saw the range of emotions experienced by Yolanda Adams. The mother – and biggest supporter – of Bonnies star guard Jaylen Adams, Yolanda was shown clapping, high-fiving those she was sitting with, head in hands at one point and more. And when it was all over, Jaylen went straigh…

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Here is what St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and stars Jaylen Adams and Courtney Stockard said after the Bonnies' NCAA Tournament First Four victory against UCLA: COACH SCHMIDT: What a game. You know we've got great tradition at Bonaventure. We heard all week -- and when I got the job here 11 years ago, we hear the stories about 1970 and how disappointing it was that…

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St. Bonaventure is in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012. The path hasn't been easy. And with Tuesday night's First Four game against UCLA, the path was not easy for a bus of students hoping to get to Dayton before the 9:10 tipoff. According to the Twitter feed of the student managers, a bus with Bona students got a flat tire at around 5:45 p.m. The bu…

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St. Bonaventure conducted a news conference Monday in Dayton, Ohio, in advance of its First Four game Tuesday (9:10 p.m., TruTV) against UCLA. Here are comments from coach Mark Schmidt and players Jaylen Adams, Matt Mobley and Idris Taqqee. Q. Jaylen, as a senior I know this is your first time here, but you do bring a wealth of veteran leadership. How do you kind of tak…

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No. 11 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 11 UCLA Tipoff: 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio TV: TruTV Announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Smith, Len Elmore, Ros Gold-Onwude St. Bonaventure didn't get the draw it was hoping for, but the Bonnies can't complain too much about earning their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2012 and their first at-large bid…

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Since it was the first time in almost a half century since two Western New York teams qualified for the NCAA men's basketball tournament, I watched all three local newscasts at 11 p.m. to see how they covered this historic event. WGRZ-TV (Channel 2) led its newscast with video of the excitement where the University at Buffalo and St. Bonaventure got the news that the te…

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St. Bonaventure men's basketball is in the NCAA Tournament for the first since 2012, but the Bonnies will have to best one of the most historic programs in NCAA Division I basketball if they want to get out of the First Four in Dayton and into the first round. Bona faces UCLA on Tuesday at approximately 9:10 p.m. The game will be shown on TruTV. http://buffalonews.co…

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St. Bonaventure men's basketball is back in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012 after earning its first at-large bid since 2000. The Bonnies will play UCLA (21-11) at approximately 9:10 p.m. in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton on Tuesday. The game is on TruTV. The winner will be the No. 11 seed in the East Region and will face No. 6 Flori…

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It's Selection Sunday and as the hours tick down to the field of 68 being revealed, the University at Buffalo knows it's in and awaits its destination and St. Bonaventure awaits its fate. Remember, the selection show has a new format and new time: 6 p.m. on TBS (not, CBS). Here is what the leading bracketologists expect for UB and Bona as of Sunday morning: ESPN's…