PREGAME PREP Canisius at Niagara 7 p.m. Monday at Gallagher Center Radio 1230, 1440. TV: Time Warner Cable. The Setup: Canisius will try to keep its high-flying offense rolling and keep pace with the league leaders at the top of the standing in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Niagara has shown some signs of improvement this season after enduring three …

Area collegesWOMEN’S SWIMMINGNew Hampshire 182.5, Niagara 56.5MEN’S TENNISUB 5, Brown 2For informationUB: www.buffalobulls.comCanisius: www.gogriffs.comNiagara: www.purpleeagles.comBona: www.gobonnies.com

Any conference win is welcome for a college basketball team at this time of the year – especially against opponents who are higher in the standings. So Canisius’ win over Fairfield at the Koessler Athletic Center on Sunday afternoon was welcomed by the Golden Griffins. Canisius captured a 63-49 win over the Stags before 772. The Griffins improved to 6-13 overall …

Niagara Purple Eagles guard Kahlil Dukes got caught on the spinning coaching carousel at the start of his college basketball career. The coach who recruited the former Connecticut high school scoring sensation to the University of Southern California was fired before Dukes even stepped onto the Los Angeles campus. After seeing limited time in two seasons under USC’…

Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action from Big 4 program accounts: Fairfield at Canisius women, 2 p.m. Tweets from all Big 4 team accounts will appear below, along with @UBAthletics (only because UB, unlike most colleges, chooses to tweet updates from that account rather than its team accounts). Tweets from https://twitter.com/TBNSports/lists/big-…

Niagara came back from a 10-point second-half deficit, scored the final three points of the game and upset Saint Peter’s, 57-55, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon in the Yanitelli Center in Jersey City, N.J. The outcome ended a four-game Saint Peter’s win streak and knocked the Peacocks out of a tie for first place in the MAA…

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYCanisius 6, RIT 1C (10-10-5, 9-4-4): David Parrottino 2gAmerican International 7, Niagara 2N (3-17-3, 3-12-2): Vinny Muto g-aBuffalo State 6, Lebanon Valley 3WOMEN’S HOCKEYBuffalo State 2, Cortland State 0MEN’S VOLLEYBALLSouthern Va. 25-25-25, Hilbert 15-21-12MEN’S SWIMMINGUB 177, Miami (Ohio) 119Canisius 177.5, Niagara 122.5WOMEN’S SWIMM…

Canisius gained a 4-0 sweep of its Atlantic Hockey Conference season series with RIT with its 6-1 rout of the Tigers Saturday night at HarborCenter. The Golden Griffins (10-5-1, 9-4-4 AHC) scored twice on the power play to take the lead and never led up. Canisius had won the series opener, 3-1 in Rochester. Charles Williams was in net again for the Griffs and had an e…

You might have thought the University at Buffalo and Western Michigan were playing basketball wearing brass knuckles Saturday if you were sitting in the top row of Alumni Arena. It was more of a brawl than a basketball game. One sarcastic and erudite UB fan hollered in the second half: “It’s like the Crimean War out there!” No matter, they don’t give style po…

Today's local Division I college hockey action: American International at Niagara, 7:05 p.m. RIT at Canisius (at HarborCenter), 7:35 p.m. Keep track below: A Twitter List by TBNSports Check out capsule previews and other [BN] Rinkside here at our college sports page.

Great defense and the scoring of JoAnna Smith carried the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team to its biggest win of the season Saturday. Smith scored 29 points to lead UB past Central Michigan, 67-55, in a rematch of last season’s Mid-American Conference championship game. It was the first MAC loss for Central Michigan, which was the preseason favorite …

Follow live updates of today's Big 4 basketball action from Big 4 program accounts: Central Michigan at UB women, noon. Western Michigan at UB men, 2:30 p.m. Niagara men at Saint Peter’s, 2 p.m. Duquesne at St. Bonaventure women, 4 p.m. Tweets from all Big 4 team accounts will appear below, along with @UBAthletics (only because UB, unlike most colleges, chooses …

Area collegesMEN’S HOCKEYCanisius 3, RIT 1C (9-10-5, 8-4-4): Dylan McLaughlin 2a, Ryan Schmelzer g-aAmerican International 7, Niagara 3N (3-17-3, 3-12-2): Sam Rennaker 2gBuffalo State 3, Lebanon Valley 2BS (12-3-1): Taylor Pryce gwgWOMEN’S HOCKEYCortland 2, Buffalo State 1BS (10-5-1, 5-4): Christine Harris gWRESTLINGUB 22, Old Dominion 14MEN’S VOLLEYBALLWittenburg 25…

It was an unconventional night in local college hockey. Canisius was badly outshot and won, while Niagara had a big edge in shots but lost. Charles Williams performed a little magic for the Golden Griffins in their 3-1 win at RIT. Williams finished with 45 saves in stealing a win for Canisius. Entering the game, Williams had the second-best save percentage in the countr…

The Canisius men’s basketball team dug itself a big first-half hole at Quinnipiac on Friday night. The Golden Griffins couldn’t climb out of it fast enough in the second half to avoid their second straight loss – the first time that has happened since mid-November. The Bobcats finished the game with a 95-90 win. Canisius outscored Quinnipiac, 58-48, in a game that…