With Wednesday's game at Ball State postponed because of the severe winter weather in the Midwest, the University at Buffalo women's basketball team can concentrate on its next challenge -- Saturday afternoon's game at Central Michigan.
UB is tied with Ohio U., each with a 6-1 record, for first place in the Mid-American Conference East Division. Central Michigan, the defending MAC champion, leads the West with a 5-2 record. Central's losses have been at home to Miami (Ohio) and at Toledo. The lone defeat for Ohio (17-1 overall) was to CMU, 88-70. UB's only conference defeat was in overtime against Ohio, 74-71, at Alumni Arena on Jan. 5.
The UB-Ball State game has been rescheduled for Feb. 20 in Muncie, Ind. Wednesday's Central Michigan at Bowling Green also was rescheduled for Feb. 20.
Bona play morning game at Rhode Island
St. Bonaventure's women's team has not been able to put two wins together yet this season, but the Bonnies may get the opportunity against Rhode Island at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. 11 a.m. today. It's a special Education Day tip off on the Rhode Island campus.
The Bonnies (5-14, 2-4 Atlantic 10) have won their last 11 games over the Rams. In the last nine the margin has been by an average of over 13 points. Bona swept both games from Rhody last season.
The game will be the 90th in the Bona career of Mckenna Maycock (Randolph), the lone senior on the roster. At 10.3 ppg, Maycock is one of three Bonnies averaging 10 points a game. The others are freshmen guards Deja Francis (10.1) and Asianae Johnson (10.0).
Bona returns home for a Sunday afternoon game against George Mason in the Reilly Center. The Bonnies defeated GMU, 68-57, in Fairfax, Va. for one of their three road victories this season.
Daemen 14th in Division II Poll
Last week's victories over East Coast Conference rivals St. Thomas Aquinas and the University of District Columbia have helped propel Daemen to No. 14 in the Division II Sports Information Directors of America national media poll. Also it helped the Wildcats make it into the top 25 of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Poll for the first time.
Daemen (16-3, 8-1 ECC) is 23rd in the coaches poll. The Wildcats have won their last five games.
Coach Mike MacDonald's team was ranked 17th in last week's D2SIDA poll. St. Thomas Aquinas was ranked 11th before the loss to Daemen.
Daemen will resume its Thruway Rivalry with ECC member Roberts Wesleyan at 8 p.m. on Thursday night at Lumsden Gymnasium in Amherst. The Wildcats defeated Roberts, 78-70, on the road earlier this season. The men's game will be preceded by the
Daemen-Roberts Wesleyan women's game at 6 p.m. The Daemen women are 10-8 overall, 7-2 in the ECC.