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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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Before the season the Big 4 men’s basketball coaches were asked whether the NCAA Tournament should be expanded. The majority responded in the affirmative – and they could have an opportunity to get their wish. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Atlantic Coast Conference will propose expanding the tournament field from 68 to 72 teams via “the idea of having tw…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. University at Buffalo men’s and women’s basketball: UB became the second collegge and first since Georgia in 1983 to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams earn their first NCAA Tournament win in the same year. The men’s season came to an end in the Round of 32 …

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Canisius men’s basketball kicks off Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament play tonight in Albany when it faces seventh-seeded Quinnipiac in the quarterfinals at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Quinnipiac is coming off a quick turnaround after defeating Siena, 67-58, in a first-round matchup Thursday night. Canisius earned a bye to the quarterfinal round by finishing in a t…

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Canisius coach Reggie Witherspoon knows running a college basketball team is as much a mental battle as it is a tactical one. His team beat the Fairfield Stags Monday night at the Koessler Athletic Center by a lopsided final score, 81-63. It wasn't always that distant though, as the teams played a back-and-forth first 20 minutes and entered the halftime break tied at 43…

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Canisius men's basketball moved back into a tie with Rider at the top of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standings, defeating Fairfield, 81-63, at the Koessler Athletic Center on Monday. The Golden Griffins (18-9, 12-2 MAAC) have won five straight and 14 of their last 15 games en route to their best conference start in program history. The Griffs used a 21-4 run …

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After Canisius overcame a sluggish start to beat Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon, 71-64, coach Reggie Witherspoon was asked for some perspective on his Griffs making history, reaching their best-ever record in MAAC play – 11-2 – despite limited expectations for this season, which included being picked ninth in the league’s preseason coaches poll. Witherspoon’s brain qu…

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All four Big 4 men’s basketball teams are in action Saturday, three at home and one on the road. Jaylen Adams looks to score 40 or more points for a third straight game when the Bonnies host Richmond (9-14, 7-4 Atlantic 10) at 4 p.m. St. Bonaventure (17-6, 7-4 A-10) has bounced back from a rocky start in A-10 play, winning five straight. The Bonnies and Spiders are t…

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If you haven't seen Jermaine Crumpton in a year, you'd barely recognize him. Canisius men's basketball's star forward trimmed down by 30 pounds in the offseason, a stark change in such a short time span. With the muscle needed to play big man minutes at the Division I level, it's about as much as he could lose. "A lot of people around me are asking me, 'How did I do …

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Jaylen Adams scored 23 points and played the entire game as the Bonnies defeated Syracuse, 60-57, in overtime. It was St. Bonaventure's first victory against the Orange since 1981 and its first-ever  over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. Th…

Canisius men’s basketball is entering Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a two-game win streak after defeating Robert Morris, 76-62, in Pittsburgh. Isaiah Reese led the Golden Griffins with 18 points on 8 for 14 shooting. He also had seven rebounds and three assists. Malik Johnson scored 13 points, while Selvedin Planincic tied a career-high for scoring wit…

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Niagara’s swarming defense was too much for Cleveland State on the Vikings’ final possession. The Purple Eagles forced the Vikings into a contested shot, which Marvin Prochet blocked emphatically to seal a 79-77 victory. Niagara’s powerful duo of Kahlil Dukes and Matt Scott, the No. 1 scoring duo in Division I basketball, led the way as usual. Dukes scored a team-high 2…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…

Canisius won its second consecutive game at the Men Against Breast Cancer Showcase in Stockton, Calif., beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-58, late Saturday night. On Friday, Canisius outlasted Texas State, 68-62. Against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Isaiah Reese and Takal Molson each scored 19 points for the Golden Griffins (3-3), and the Canisius shot 55.8 percent from the fi…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Isaiah Reese: Canisius men's basketball's sophomore guard recorded the first triple-double in the program's 114-year history, totaling 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in the Golden Griffin's 104-84 victory against Youngstown State. Reese has surpassed the 20-point ma…