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Canisius opened strong against Quinnipiac but faded in the second half and the Golden Griffins were defeated by the Bobcats, 90-73, in front of 1,201 at the Koessler Athletic Center on Friday night. It was the most points Canisius has allowed this season. The Griffs fell to 8-13 overall and 3-7 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Majesty Brandon led the team w…

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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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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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The University at Buffalo men will face Missouri State for fifth place in the Charleston Classic (ESPNU, 1520 AM) and the women will take on No. 3 Stanford in today’s Big 4 basketball games. The UB men (3-2) are coming off a 76-73 win against Towson in the consolation bracket after falling to Connecticut in the opening round. Missouri State should be respected despit…

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In its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, No. 8 Daemen fell to top-seeded College of St. Rose, 4-0, in the Division II East Regionals in college soccer on Friday night at the Plumeri Sports Complex in Albany. The Golden Knights got goals from four different players and outshot the Wildcats, 10-5, in the contest. Daemen finishes the season at 11-4-3. St. Rose move…

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Dyaisha Fair continued her scoring tear by racking up 25 points as the UB women’s basketball team downed Columbia, 82-72, on Friday at UB’s Alumni Arena. Fair, a freshman from Rochester, recorded 24, 31 and 24 points in the Bulls’ first three games. She added five rebounds and five assists in Friday’s win. Hanna Hall had 16 points while Theresa Onwuka had 14. Keowa W…

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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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MINNEAPOLIS — Cierra Dillard did her best to put on a good face in her WNBA debut. It wasn’t much of a debut. On the bench for all of the first half, the former University at Buffalo guard sported her Minnesota Lynx warmups and her trademark headband. Dillard raised her voice when she didn’t agree with a call by the officials late in the first quarter. She cheered when …

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The Minnesota Lynx announced Saturday morning that Cierra Dillard has been cut from the WNBA team's preseason roster. Dillard, a former University at Buffalo guard, was the first player cut from the Lynx's 19-player preseason roster. Dillard was a second-round pick by the Lynx in the WNBA draft in April, and was one of seven rookies to start training camp with the Lynx.…

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University at Buffalo women's basketball star Cierra Dillard, a day removed from her performance in an NCAA Tournament loss to Connecticut, posted a lengthy heartfelt message on Twitter about her time at UB and in the city. "Buffalo will forever be in my heart and be a home," she wrote with a prayer emoji and two exclamation marks. You can read the full message below…

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team beat Rutgers, 82-71, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here is what coach Felisha Legette-Jack and players Cierra Dillard and Summer Hemphill told the media. Head Coach Felisha Legette-Jack Opening Statement – “So funny, as we’re coming up the stairs, the gentleman at the bottom of the stairs said, “Yo…

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University at Buffalo women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack and players Cierra Dillard and Summer Hemphill spoke with reporters in Storrs, Conn., on Thursday in advance of Friday's NCAA Tournament first-round game against Rutgers. Here are highlights from what they said: Head Coach: Felisha Legette-Jack On being back in the tournament: “It’s a true honor. We…

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The University at Buffalo has had a really good year. The Bulls men's and women's basketball teams are heading to the NCAA Tournament. Only 23 schools can say that. Add in that UB's football team went to a bowl game, and only 13 schools can say that their football, and men's and women's basketball teams were in the postseason. UB's football team played Troy in the Do…

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team will face Rutgers at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Storrs, Conn., in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Here are five things to know about the Scarlet Knights, who enter the game at 22-9: 1. Legendary coach sidelined. C. Vivian Stringer, one of the icons in women's basketball coaching, is on a health-related leave of absen…

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The University at Buffalo women's basketball team will face Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Storrs, Conn. Tipoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN2. The Bulls (23-9), the Mid-American Conference tournament champions, were seeded No. 10 in the Albany region. The Scarlet Knights (22-9) are seeded seventh. The field for the women's tourna…