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Kahlil Dukes, a Niagara University alum, was invited to the 2018 NBA GLPI Invited Player Session. The session, which will take place this Sunday in Chicago, will consist of numerous NBA G League hopefuls. They will play full-court games in front of player personnel, executives, coaches and industry scouts. Last year 13 players received invites to NBA training camp af…

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The St. Bonaventure University men's basketball team will host six nonconference games this season, the team announced in a press release. The Bonnies will open their season with a home game against Bucknell Nov. 7 and will then host Jackson State three days later on Nov. 10. This is the second year in a row Jackson State will travel to St. Bonaventure, with the Bonnies…

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Guard Antwain Johnson is transferring from Middle Tennessee State to the University at Buffalo, the News confirmed. The transfer was initially reported by CBS Sports. Johnson, who is listed at 6-2 and 194 pounds, averaged 10.3 points per game last season and shot 44.2 percent from the field. He played his way into the starting lineup late in January and averaged 12.5…

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Former St. Bonaventure guard Jaylen Adams wasn’t selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft but found a landing spot less than 24 hours later. The 2018 co-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Two-way contracts, first introduced by the league last season, allow players to spend up to 45 days with the NBA franchise. Once a playe…

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Jaylen Adams hasn't stayed in one place for long this spring. The former St. Bonaventure point guard has worked out with 13 teams from coast-to-coast in preparation for Thursday night's NBA Draft at the Brooklyn-based Barclays Center  (7 p.m., ESPN). Let's run down the list: The Phoenix Suns, Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Atl…

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Earning your first NBA workout is nerve-racking enough. Having to also perform in front of Magic Johnson, one of the best players in NBA, takes it to another level. Former Niagara basketball star Kahlil Dukes said he took it in style. "Magic is somebody that I've always looked up to, watched highlights of him, documentaries of him," Dukes said. "The impact that he's …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. With the collegiate slate over, we look back at the best from 2017-18. 1. University at Buffalo women's basketball: As the Bulls tore through most of the regular season slate, coach Felisha Legette-Jack echoed the same sentiment: The Mid-American Conference is a multi-bid lea…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will play in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic in Northern Ireland, organizers made official Tuesday. UB’s participation had been previously reported by The News and other media outlets. The field has expanded to eight schools, arranged in two four-team brackets. Games will be played in the Unite…

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Canisius freshman guard Takal Molson has withdrawn his name from consideration for the NBA Draft, the school confirmed. Molson was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year after averaging 12.6 points, 5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. His scoring average was third on the team and second among freshmen in the MAAC. He scored 417 points, the most…

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Two months have passed since the University at Buffalo hired Mark Alnutt to replace Allen Greene as athletic director. He became the fourth AD since 2015, when Danny White left for Central Florida. The list includes interim Kathy Twist, who took over on an interim basis when Allen Green left for Auburn. Alnutt was juggling his new job with family responsibilities in Mem…

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Stephanie Reid is heading home to Australia to begin her professional career. The scrappy Reid, who was the heart and soul of the University at Buffalo women’s basketball team’s run to the Sweet 16, has signed with the Frankston Blues of the South East Australian Basketball League. Reid said she reports May 27 and is expected to make her pro debut June 1. “I was l…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. No-hit trio: Three local players threw no-hitters this week: D'Youville softball's Brittaney Goodrich, Niagara County CC baseball's Jacob Lewis and NCCC softball's Vicki Waugaman. Goodrich, an Eden graduate, no-hit the Alfred State Pioneers in a five-inning, 9-0 victo…

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With high expectations for the 2018-19 season, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team is putting together an aggressive non-conference schedule. UB will travel to West Virginia and Marquette, a source confirmed after recent reports. The game in Morgantown against the Mountaineers will be a rematch of the 2015 NCAA Tournament first-round game. UB rallied but …

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By Zach Schonbrun SAN ANTONIO – Juggernauts are not supposed to look like this, without a superstar, a catchy nickname, a lineup of future NBA All-Stars or the air of intimidation that is palpable even in layup lines. Villanova has none of these things. History, though, will look back at these Wildcats and their tactical, almost apologetic dominance throughout their …