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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will open a five-game homestand Saturday when the Bulls host Army at Alumni Arena at 2 p.m. (ESPN 1520). It will be UB’s first five-game homestand since the 2008-09 season and its first game against Army since a 56-54 win over the Black Knights on Dec. 1, 2010. The Bulls (6-3) downed undefeated DePaul last Sunday, 74-69…

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The University at Buffalo men’s basketball team will come home from South Carolina with two close wins and a loss to Connecticut that it should not be embarrassed by. The UB women will return from the West Coast with two losses, but with a barometer of what they need to do to play again with the national powers as they have done in the NCAA tournament. UB fell to No. 3 …

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Freshman Dyaisha Fair scored 31 points and senior Teresa Onwuka added 24 on Saturday to lead the University at Buffalo to an 81-69 women’s basketball victory over Niagara at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston. The Bulls led virtually all the way in gaining their second consecutive victory. Fair, from Edison Tech in Rochester, has 55 points in her first two collegiate game…

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Buffalo Bulls Arena: Alumni Arena, 175 Webster Road, Amherst (6,783 capacity). Tickets: www.ubbulls.com/tickets Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack (143-86, eighth season; 284-249, 18th season overall). Last season’s record: 24-10, 12-6 MAC. Key returnees (last season’s stats): 6-1 Sr. F Summer Hemphill 14.5 ppg., 10.3 rpg., 2.5 apg.; 5-3 Jr. G Hanna Hall 6.4 ppg., 2.…

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The Niagara women's basketball team has secured a verbal commitment from Brooklyn Jones, a 5-7 guard from Alderdice High in Pittsburgh. Jones, who was named the Pittsburgh City League Player of the Year in 2017-18, led Alderdice to a repeat as City League champions. She averaged 10 points per game this past season and was named to the City League first team.

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The Niagara women's basketball program has offered a scholarship to one of the area's top young players. St. Mary's of Lancaster guard Shay Ciezki, who was named to the All-Western New York team as a freshman, announced on Twitter that the Purple Eagles were her first offer. She averaged 22.9 points, seven rebounds, six assists and six steals last season. The 5-6…

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Niagara dug out of an early deficit, took an eight-point lead in the second half but could not hold on and lost to Quinnipiac, 84-73, Sunday afternoon in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men’s basketball game at the Gallagher Center. Coach Chris Casey went to his bench early when his starters fell behind the visiting Bobcats, 11-1. In no time, Niagara came back to t…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. The MAAC Players of the Year: Western New York swept the men's and women's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Players of the Year. Niagara's Kahlil Dukes and Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton (Niagara Falls) were named co-Players of the Year on the men's side, while Niagara's …

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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: Students swarmed the Reilly Center court Friday night after the Bonnies put an abrupt end to the longest active winning streak in Division I basketball. Matt Mobley, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, scored 26 points as the Bonnies ups…

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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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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara women's basketball forward was incredibly efficient in a 73-68 victory against Siena Sunday, hitting 17 of 23 from the field for a career-high 41 points. Her point total is the second largest single-game output in Purple Eagles program histo…

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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…