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Big 4 Hoops: UB and Bona play league games on the road

The University at Buffalo and St. Bonaventure both will play road games with implications on the hopes of each of gaining a favorable seeding in their conference tournaments.

UB (15 -14, 9-7 Mid-American Conference) will face the Ohio University (18-9, 10-6 MAC) in Athens, Ohio. It will be a rematch of their intense dual at Alumni Arena on Jan. 10, when the visiting Bobcats won, 74-72, on a last-second shot by Kenny Kaminski.

The two leading scorers in the Atlantic 10 Conference will be on display when St. Bonaventure (18-10, 10-6 A-10) faces Davidson (13-14, 7-9) in Davidson, N.C. Jaylen Adams of the Bonnies (21.2 ppg) is just behind Davidson’s Jack Gibbs (21.5) for the A-10 scoring lead.

UB and Ohio each lost to Kent State last week stalling their late-season drives. UB saw its six-game streak end while Ohio had a four-game streak halted.

The Bulls are fourth in the MAC but will need a win tonight and another at home on Saturday against Bowling Green to gain one of the four byes to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament.

St. Bonaventure is fifth in the Atlantic 10 with a home game on Saturday against Massachusetts left on the regular season schedule. Davidson has dropped its last two games and has been without 6-11 center Will Magarity the last three games with a concussion.

Canisius junior Kassius Robertson earned second-team honors while the Griffs’ Jermaine Crumpton and Niagara’s Matt Scott were named to the third team of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-star teams, announced Monday. Canisius guard Malik Johnson was named to the all-rookie team.

Sara Hinriksdottir of Canisius and Victoria Rampado of Niagara were women’s second-team selections.

Men’s first team selections were Justin Robinson and Micah Seaborn of Monmouth, Justin Washington of Iona, Quadir Welson of Saint Peters’s and Tyler Nelson of Fairfield.

 

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