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Both Canisius and Niagara men's basketball are featured on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's flexible ESPNU schedule, which was announced by the league Thursday morning. The Griffs have three opportunities to be selected as part of the MAAC's Friday night Wildcard Games, while the Purple Eagles have two. ESPNU and the MAAC will use a flex format for four of the e…

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University at Buffalo's Dominic Johnson picked the perfect year to get back into basketball. A two-sport athlete growing up in Windsor, Ont., the then-redshirt freshman reserve quarterback opted to walk on to the basketball team last year after the end of the football season. Little did he know that he signed up to experience the best campaign in program history firstha…

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The Niagara and Canisius women's basketball teams will play twice in a two-week span, with the Purple Eagles hosting on Feb. 13 and the Golden Griffins on Feb. 27, according to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule announced on Thursday. Both teams kick off the conference slate at home on Jan. 3, with Canisius facing Manhattan and Niagara battling Marist. M…

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For University at Buffalo's Nate Oats, 2018 has been a very good year. The head coach of the school's basketball team led his squad to win their conference title after amassing the best conference start in team history. Then he took them to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years, even reaching the second round after upsetting the Arizona Wildcats. He was…

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The University at Buffalo football team has a Southeastern Conference opponent in its future. The Bulls signed an agreement to play the University of Missouri on Sept. 7, 2024, at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. It will be just the second meeting between the two schools. The first was in 2008 when the Tigers defeated the Bulls, 42-21. UB Athletic Director Mark Alnut…

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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…