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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team deserves a larger TV audience for its NCAA Tournament game against Florida State at 6:30 Monday on ESPN 2 than it received for its first-round victory over South Florida early Saturday afternoon. UB's 102-79 upset of South Florida had between a 2.1 and 2.3 preliminary local rating on ESPN 2. That was about one-seventh…

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No. 3 Florida State vs. No. 11 University at Buffalo Tipoff: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Tucker Civic Center, Tallahassee, Fla., ESPN2 Can Buffalo do it again? The Bulls are coming off their first NCAA Tournament win in program history and they nabbed that win with style, a 102-79 victory over South Florida. That also made them the second program in Big 4 women's basketball hi…

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They took nothing for granted. Last year they went 22-10 and advanced to the Mid-American Conference semifinals. But when Selection Monday came around, the University at Buffalo women's basketball was left out of every postseason tournament. No NCAA bracket. Not even a sniff at the WNIT. So even with their body of work this season, a 27-5 mark and a close loss to Centra…

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CLEVELAND – The University at Buffalo will try to rely on its defense and depth Friday in a Mid-American Conference semifinal meeting with Western Michigan. Second-seeded UB was a better defensive team this season than sixth-seeded Western Michigan. The Bulls are No. 1 in the MAC and No. 30 in the nation in field-goal percentage defense, holding foes to 36 percent shoot…

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Maybe the University at Buffalo women's basketball team can find a little more motivation from the all-conference voting as it heads into the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Wednesday. No UB players made the all-MAC first team despite the fact the Bulls went 16-2 in MAC play and hold the No. 2 seed in the tournament. Three UB players made the second team. They …

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team found out last year what it feels like to be snubbed for postseason consideration. The Bulls went 22-10 but were left out of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, even though they beat seven teams that went to the NIT. "We say that we're not going to leave it in anybody's hands anymore and have them hope we get …

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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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University at Buffalo men's basketball cut down the Alumni Arena nets Tuesday night. On Saturday afternoon, it was the women's turn. Coach Felisha Legette-Jack and the entire UB women's basketball team climbed the ladder after their 74-38 victory against Bowling Green to celebrate the Bulls' first Mid-American Conference East title. It was the final piece in an emoti…

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You would have sworn Summer Hemphill was at least 6-foot-5 while watching her long body dominate the paint Saturday at Alumni Arena. The 6-foot-1 sophomore forward grabbed a school-record 23 rebounds to help the University at Buffalo to a critical, 70-53 Mid-American Conference victory over Ohio University. UB struggled from the perimeter against Ohio's packed-in, 2-…

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The University at Buffalo to march out to its best start in its women's basketball history. Eighteen games into the season, the Bulls are 15-3 and 6-1 in the Mid-American Conference. They've won four straight after defeating the defending MAC champion Toledo, 87-69, Saturday afternoon at Alumni Arena. UB is on pace for a fifth straight winning season and a winning re…

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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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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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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Canisius men's hockey: The Golden Griffins dampened the hopes of Niagara fans, sweeping the Purple Eagles in a home-and-home series the weekend after Niagara moved into the USCHO poll. Canisius defeated the No. 20 Purple Eagles 4-2 on Friday and 8-2 on Saturday, extendin…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Brockport football: Multiple former Section VI players came up big for Brockport again this weekend, helping propel the Golden Eagles to the Division III final four. Niagara Falls graduate DaQuan Hubbard caught five balls for 125 yards and former South Park star Tyree Br…

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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: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…