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With the conference standings as tightly packed as the Mid-American, any night on the schedule can be pivotal in the battle for seeding in the men’s postseason tournament. Tuesday is a good example. The University at Buffalo will go for its fourth MAC win in a row after two opening losses in league play when its hosts Western Michigan at 7 p.m. in Alumni Arena. Th…

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In the World War II era, Illinois had a team of young basketball standouts who took college basketball by storm. They became known as “The Whiz Kids.” Those Whiz Kids of long ago had nothing on the present day St. Bonaventure team. Coach Mark Schmidt’s lineup of four sophomores and freshman Justin Winston is off to a 3-0 start in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The other…

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Since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1999, the University at Buffalo has developed some intense basketball rivalries within the league. None more fierce, perhaps, than that between the Bulls and Ohio University in men’s basketball. The Bobcats (9-7, 1-2 MAC East) will invade Alumni Arena on Tuesday night to take on the Bulls (10-6, 1-2) for the first time under …

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team erased a seven-point halftime deficit en route to an 83-78 victory over Miami (Ohio) on Friday night at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Jayvon Graves led the Bulls (10-6, 1-2 MAC) with 26 points. He went 9 of 16 from the field and made 4-of-7 from the charity stripe. Josh Mballa and Davonta Jordan each had a double-double…

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FAIRFAX, Va. — When St. Bonaventure University plays George Mason University tonight, the scoreboard will style the visiting men’s basketball team as “Bona’s.” That is the hand of Kevin McNamee at work. The possessive form is an affectionate nod to the school’s original name — St. Bonaventure’s College. Not that McNamee was there when it opened in 1858, mind you, but hi…

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The University at Buffalo men face an uphill climb in the Mid-American Conference basketball race unless they turn things around in a hurry. Ball State (9-6, 2-0 MAC) built a 15-point lead then easily turned aside any attempt of a comeback and handed the Bulls an 88-68 defeat Tuesday night at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind. It was the second loss in a row to start the …

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Only twice in this century has a St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team opened its Atlantic 10 Conference schedule with a 2-0 record. It goes for a third when the Bonnies complete a road trip to the Washington, D.C., area against George Mason in Fairfax, Va., at 7 p.m. It’s one of three games on the Big 4 basketball schedule for Wednesday night. The University at Buff…

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Off to a 0-1 start in defense of its Mid-American Conference title, the University at Buffalo men’s basketball team faces another challenge at 7 p.m. Tuesday night against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. UB (9-5) lost its home conference opener to Northern Illinois, 73-72, on Saturday. At home, Ball State (8-6, 1-0 MAC) figures to be just as difficult an opponent as NIU turn…

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Jack Armstrong is famous in Western New York as a former Niagara University basketball coach. But in Canada, he's famous across the country as a broadcaster for the NBA Champion Toronto Raptors. And as a singer, too. Armstrong, who still lives in Lewiston and commutes to Toronto, was making an appearance at a Sobeys grocery store one afternoon in December. Sobeys is …

The Niagara women’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to its late lead and fell 79-75 to Rider in their Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference opener on Thursday. Niagara entered the fourth quarter up four points but it wouldn’t be enough as the two teams battled back and forth. Rider had all the momentum. It had nearly erased all of the Purple Eagles’ 39-30 halftime lead i…

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Five Canisius College men’s basketball players scored in double digits, but it wasn’t enough for the Golden Griffins, who fell to the University of Pittsburgh, 87-79, on Monday in front of 8,035 at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Junior Majesty Brandon led Canisius (5-7) with 20 points off the bench. Jalanni White had 16 points and nabbed a career-high nin…

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The University at Buffalo women’s basketball team wraps up non-conference play today as the Bulls host Dartmouth at Alumni Arena at 2 p.m. (ESPN 1520). Buffalo (8-2) is riding a four-game winning streak (the game with Ryerson on Dec. 20 was an exhibition) and is undefeated at home this season at 4-0. Part of that streak is thanks to the play of Theresa Onwuka and Dya…

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News Staff and Wire Service Report Nick MacDonald had 11 points off the bench for Niagara but the Purple Eagles fell to Syracuse, 71-57, Saturday night in front of 18,125 at the Carrier Dome. Greg Kuakumensah and James Towns had 10 points each for the Purple Eagles (2-9), who were 22-point underdogs. Kuakumensah also had 11 rebounds for a double-double performance. …

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Greg Paulus finally returns to Syracuse’s Carrier Dome, 10 years after he was Syracuse’s starting quarterbacks as a graduate transfer, but he has basketball in mind now. The first-year Niagara men’s basketball coach never played inside during his four years as a point guard at Duke and has only crossed paths with the Orange twice as an assistant coach – with Ohio State …