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Bona women chasing best-ever start

The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team looks to tie its best-ever start to a season today at 2 p.m. when it plays at Colgate (2-10). A win would match the 11-1 start set by the 2009-10 club.

The Bonnies received a vote in this week's Associated Press poll. It's the fifth time in its history Bona has been represented in a national poll. They are one of just eight schools in the nation with at least five road wins. They are one of just four teams in the country with a 5-0 mark on the road, joining Northwestern, Arizona and Bradley.

During the course of their current six-game winning streak, the Bonnies are holding opponents to just 46.6 points per game.

After losing its first 10 games, Colgate has won its last two, at home against Wagner and at NJIT.

*The University at Buffalo women (3-7) are home for the final time in 2011 as they host Oakland today at noon. UB is 2-1 at home. The Bulls are coming off an 81-57 loss at Howard; Oakland enters the game 5-5 after a 66-47 loss at Purdue.

*Canisius will play a men's-women's doubleheader tonight at the Koessler Center. The event tips off at 5:15 p.m. with the women (4-5) playing a non-conference game against Albany. It's just the second meeting between the teams, Canisius winning the first matchup, 52-41, in 2009.

Freshman Kayla Hoohuli (15 points, five rebounds Sunday vs. Kent State) was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the second time Monday.

The Canisius men (2-8) meet Loyola. Canisius snapped a seven-game losing streak Dec. 18 with a 90-80 overtime win at South Dakota.

*After an eight-day layoff, the Niagara men return to the hardwood tonight at 7 p.m. against Quinnipiac.

Juan'ya Green's 19.9 ppg are second in the nation among freshmen and 23rd in the nation overall. Green leads the MAAC in scoring and minutes played (37.6) and is fourth in assists (3.2).