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For the last 43 years, the Collins family has owned and operated the Burton, at 1 E. Main St. in Allegany. The bar-restaurant, which sits less than a mile from St. Bonaventure University and regularly hosts basketball watch parties, is a staple for college students and alumni in town. Chuck Collins and Crisanne Nevin, the two current owners who inherited the business fr…

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Tip-off: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Barclays Center, Brooklyn TV: NBCSN Radio: WPIG 95.7 FM (Olean) Records: No. 4 St. Bonaventure 16-15; No. 5 George Mason 18-14 Last time out: Courtney Stockard scored 20 points to help St. Bonaventure rally for a 66-57 victory against Saint Louis in the regular-season finale at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies trailed 27-22 at halftime,…

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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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ALLEGANY – St. Bonaventure freshman center Osun Osunniyi blocked a Kellen Grady layup out of bounds, taking a brief moment during the ensuing stoppage in second-half action to stare and nod emphatically toward the roaring student section. The Bonnies were clinging to a one-point lead with 5:19 to play. But Grady got the last laugh, scoring the next eight points and f…

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Dominic Robb doesn’t remember his first victim, the first player whose shot he rejected, the unsuspecting grade school kid whose prayer he swatted back to Earth. That was a long time ago. And the 6-foot-8, 215-pound Niagara University senior forward, with his 7-foot-1 wingspan, has left a trail of altered field goals and bruised egos that stretches years. “It has …

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Kyle Lofton watched a livestream of the ceremony from his dorm room in late May, a week after the freshman point guard began summer classes at St. Bonaventure. The Periscope feed offered a window into a small banquet at a tiny private school in Connecticut, where his former teammates at Putnam Science Academy commemorated their 2018 national prep school title. Mustangs …

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When Steve Watson first walked into his new office at Loyola University Chicago, where the Western New York native was hired as the director of athletics in 2014, he couldn’t help but notice an envelope on his desk. Inside, he found a single sheet of paper. Typed. “It was one page,” Watson said recently, recalling his first assist from Sister Jean. “She’s very meticu…

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St. Bonaventure men's basketball rounded out its non-conference schedule on Tuesday, adding road contests against Niagara, Vermont and Northeastern to the 2018-19 slate. The matchup with the Purple Eagles, set for Nov. 12, will be the 159th meeting in the all-time series and the Bonnies' first trip to the Gallagher Center since 2013. Niagara upset its Big 4 rival last s…

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Former St. Bonaventure shooting guard Matt Mobley has signed with the Utah Jazz to join their summer league team, his agent announced Sunday on Twitter. The 6-3 Mobley went undrafted last week, but leading up to the NBA Draft, he showcased his skills at the Portsmouth Invitational in addition to workouts with the Nets, Hornets, Lakers, Utah Jazz, Sacremento Kings an…

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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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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 College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. Connor Fields: The Albany lacrosse attackman was taken third overall in the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft by the Charlotte Hounds. It wasn't all good news for the former Bishop Timon-St. Jude star. He was forced out of Sunday's 14-6 loss at Yale with a recurring…

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The setup for the upcoming 3X3U Tournament will be familiar for the three local ballers heading to San Antonio: Canisius' Jermaine Crumpton, St. Bonaventure's Matt Mobley and University at Buffalo's Wes Clark. It's 3-on-3, halfcourt, first to 21 wins. "It's like a pickup setting," Crumpton said. 'Things that you do back home when you're with your friends." The bigges…

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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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Through the First Four, teams from New York state are 2-0 against teams from the Pac-12. The Pac-12 has one more team remaining – Arizona – and the Wildcats face the University at Buffalo on Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. First, St. Bonaventure beat UCLA, 65-58 on Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio. Then, Syracuse beat Bobby Hurley-coached Arizona State, 60-56, on Wednesday in…