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Another Big 4 men’s basketball game is slated for Saturday as the University at Buffalo hosts Niagara at Alumni Arena for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The Bulls and Purple Eagles haven’t played each other since Nov. 29, 2017, a 106-87 UB triumph. Buffalo (7-4) downed Canisius, 82-73, on Wednesday while Niagara (2-7) fell to St. Bonaventure, 87-70. Davonta Jordan set a personal b…

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The University at Buffalo men's basketball team is No. 155 in the initial NET rankings of the season released Monday. UB (6-4) is coming off a loss to Army on Saturday and hosts Canisius College (5-4) on Wednesday. The Golden Griffins are No. 244 in the rankings. St. Bonaventure University, which is 6-4 and riding a five-game winning streak, sits at No. 189. Niaga…

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Freshman Olivia Brown, from East Grand Rapids, Mich., scored a career-high 24 points to lead the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team over Oakland (Mich.) University, 80-66, on Sunday at the Reilly Center. Brown’s total was the most by a Bona player this season and Brown’s second 20-plus performance of the year. Brown made 9 of her 10 shots, including six 3-pointers …

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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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EDITOR'S NOTE: On March 14, 1970, St. Bonaventure beat Villanova, 97-74, in the East Regional final to advance to the Final Four. As much happiness as there was for the victory, there was concern about an injury to star Bob Lanier. Below is what The News’ Cy Kritzer wrote from Columbia, S.C., on the game and the injury. St. Bonaventure will honor the 50th anniversary o…

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The UB women’s basketball team opened the Hawk Classic tournament with a 63-59 win over Drexel University on Saturday at the Hagan Arena at St. Joseph’s University in Philadalphia, Pa. Freshman Dyaisha Fair led the team with 26 points, her seventh-straight game scoring at least 24. The Rochester native was 6-of-15 from the field, including four 3-pointers, and went 1…

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St. Bonaventure's men's basketball team will wear throwback uniforms honoring the Final Four team from 1970 for Saturday's game against Canisius in KeyBank Center. The uniforms were worn during the late 1960s and early 1970s. St. Bonaventure said it partnered with Adidas to re-create the look of the Final Four team with brown, white and gold. Saturday's game is th…

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Perhaps Rutgers didn’t impress with its two-point victory against Bryant in its opening men’s basketball game last week, but it certainly did against new coach Greg Paulus’ Niagara Purple Eagles on Sunday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. The Scarlet Knights (2-0) tore away to a 16-2 lead at the start and led by as many as 48 points in the second half o…

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Buffalo Bulls Arena: Alumni Arena, 175 Webster Road, Amherst (6,783 capacity) Tickets: ubbulls.com/tickets Coach: Jim Whitesell (0-0, first season; 387-301, 25th season overall) Last season’s record: 32-4, 16-2 MAC Key returnees (last season’s stats): 6-foot-2-inch Sr. G Davonta Jordan 7.4 ppg., 3.2 rpg., 3.6 apg.; 6-foot-3-inch Jr. G Jayvon Graves, 9.7 ppg., …

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The Milwaukee Bucks are signing St. Bonaventure product Jaylen Adams to compete in training camp, according to ESPN. Adams was waived by the Atlanta Hawks after he struggled in the NBA Summer League last month in Las Vegas. He averaged 9.2 points and 2.8 assists in 28.1 minutes in four games but shot just 25 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from three-point range…

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Jalen Adaway, a 6-5 guard from Logansport, Ind., has committed to St. Bonaventure University after spending two years at Miami (Ohio).  Adaway made the announcement during a gathering in his hometown. He will sit out the upcoming season according to NCAA transfer rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Adaway averaged 7.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per…

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Within hours of the announcement that St. Bonaventure planned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its basketball program, athletic director Tim Kenney took a quick inventory of his text messages. One was from a graduate who had already made plans to return to campus the first weekend of December, when the athletic department will honor its Final Four team from 1970. …

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St. Bonaventure University will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1969-70 Final Four team On Dec. 7 at the Reilly Center as part of the school's 100th anniversary basketball season. Players and coaches are expected to attend, including Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and former head coach Larry Weise. "The banner that hangs in the Reilly Center for the Final Four…

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Junior college guard Matt Johnson signed a national letter of intent with St. Bonaventure men's basketball Thursday. Johnson, who is from Baltimore, played last season at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas., and was named all-conference in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference after averaging 14.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 17 minutes per game. He…

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NEW YORK – The Bonnies were so close to dancing, once again. But their magical late-season run ended in frustration. St. Bonaventure raced to an early 15-point lead but managed just 19 points in the second half as Saint Louis rallied and hung on for a 55-53 victory in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, sucking the wind out of thousands of…