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Big 4 basketball: Date changed for UB game vs. Bowling Green; Bona women lose

The University at Buffalo men's basketball game against Bowling Green has been moved to Feb. 16 and selected for broadcast on ESPNU, UB announced Thursday. Game time is 7 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled as part of a Feb. 17 doubleheader with the women's team playing Akron. The women's game will remain at 1 p.m. on Feb. 17.

According to UB, here are the ticket procedures for fans who purchased a doubleheader ticket: To attend the men's game on Friday night, please use the original doubleheader ticket issued dated Feb. 17. Ticketholders will receive a new ticket to be used at the women's basketball game played on Saturday.

The change also means a wrestling dual meet against Binghamton scheduled for Feb. 16 will be moved to Feb. 15. According to UB, fans with tickets to the Feb. 16 match who cannot make the new date can redeem their tickets for admission to any of the remaining home meets. More information is available at 1-877-UB-THERE.

UB projected as 12-seed, Canisius 15 in ESPN's latest Bracketology

Bona women crushed

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team fell to 1-9 on the road in Thursday night’s 72-48 loss to Fordham, while the Rams moved just one game out of first place with the win.

Mariah Ruff scored 17 points to lead Bona (7-14, 2-6 A-10) while the team shot just 34 percent from the field and hit only two three-pointers.

Bona visits Duquesne on Sunday.

Friday's games

UB men at Ohio (9-10 overall, 2-5 MAC), 6:30 p.m., CBSSN: The red-hot Bulls look to extend their eight-game winning streak against an Ohio team that sits at the bottom of the MAC East standings. With 16 points, Nick Perkins can become the 21st player in program history to reach 1,000 points. The Bobcats have dropped four of their last five.

Canisius women (6-13, 4-4 MAAC) vs. Quinnipiac (15-5, 9-0), 11 a.m.: It’s Kid’s Day at the Koessler Center, and the wild atmosphere couldn’t have come against a better opponnet. Quinnipiac enters the contest unbeaten in MAAC play, and unbeaten against Canisius since it entered the conference in 2013. QU eliminated Canisius from the MAAC Tournament last year.

Niagara women (8-11, 5-3 MAAC) vs. Marist (10-10, 6-2), 7 p.m.: Niagara has won four of its last five and can level with Marist at second place in the conference with a victory. Marist Guard Rebekah Hand is third in the MAAC in scoring at 15.7 points per game, but NU’s Victoria Rampado is still the player to watch, averaging 20.8 points (1st in MAAC) and 9.5 rebounds (2nd) per game.

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